Welcome to the Master of Science (MS) in Applied Life Sciences program! This two-year MS program prepares students for a successful lifelong career in translational and clinical research, as well as management.
This program aims to teach individuals to translate scientific research into medical products useful to the world at large. It emphasizes specific training in translational and clinical research skills and a deep understanding of the context within which medical science is translated for societal benefit, including management skills. Graduates are uniquely positioned to excel in a variety of careers addressing the critical and managerial needs in research and development of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as clinical and academic laboratories.
As the program combines rigorous graduate-level courses with a yearlong biomedical or clinical research projects, it is a stepping stone todoctoral degrees (MD/DO, PhD, PharmD, etc.).
Benefits of the Program
The curriculum is centered on core tenets for healthcare and the applied life sciences
The Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences program is flexible to your interests whether it be healthcare, research, or industry
The MS program offers concentrations that cover a wide breath of interests individually tailored to health and industry-oriented students
Wide range of professional development opportunities, including industry speakers, thesis-writing workshops, and shadowing opportunities
Who Should Apply?
Students who plan to continue into professional schools (MD, DO, dentistry, etc.), PhD programs, or those who are interested in academic or clinical research, as well as research and development within industry.
MS in Applied Life Sciences Video Playlist—Amelia Huynh, MS ’20
The Value of a KGI Master’s Degree—Nakia Sarad, MS ’15
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Concentrations are offered within KGI’s MS Program
Units of coursework
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"During my first year as a PPC student, I heard a bit about KGI's TMP program, but only after I experienced it during my second year did I learn how valuable it really is. TMP for MS students, even for those who are pre-health, is incredibly helpful and eye-opening because it lets you experience a health issue in depth while diving into the business or research aspect of a project that you’d experience if you were working in one of the biopharmaceutical companies that KGI pairs you with. I know that my time in the MS program not only helped me get into dental school, but also made me a more well-rounded future heath provider. "