With more than 1,000 alumni from the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, our graduates make a tremendous impact on the healthcare and life sciences industries. Regardless of the program length you choose, you will find that innovation and collaboration are at the core of KGI’s degrees and certificates. With an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections, KGI helps its students launch meaningful careers in industry.
The PhD program is designed to educate technically competent, broadly trained, highly original scientists. It prepares students for research and development positions in a variety of bioscience, industrial or academic environments. Visit kgi.edu/phd.
Most students enter the two-year MS program during its second year, after completing the one-year Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate (PPC) at KGI. Most course work for the PPC program can be applied for credit for the MS degree. Visit kgi.edu/ms.
The MSMDE program was created in response to the needs of the medical device industry. Starting in Fall of 2019, the program will prepare students for engineering roles in functional areas such as invention, development, and production of medical devices, in such specialties as in-vitro diagnostics, drug delivery, assistive technology, and wearables. Visit kgi.edu/msmde.
The two-year KGI-IMGS joint program is aimed at providing students with an applied research experience and an in-depth understanding of how to translate basic research into medical products. Visit kgi.edu/mstm.
The PPM program is designed for PhD scientists and engineers, as well as medical doctors. The program helps you acquire the business and leadership skills needed to pursue management positions in the life sciences industry or to embark on entrepreneurial ventures. Visit kgi.edu/ppm.
KGI’s PPA program mirrors the successful Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate program (PPC) by combining rigorous graduate-level applied life science curriculum with invaluable professional skills and competencies such as teamwork, public speaking, and interdisciplinary approach to solving tomorrow’s healthcare challenges. Visit kgi.edu/ppa.
For those aspiring to attend medical school, the PPC program augments your undergraduate degree with graduate-level science courses and advanced business studies that will be invaluable to you as a future physician. Visit kgi.edu/ppc.
The CBM program is a unique opportunity for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in science to acquire the business, management, and networking skills needed to successfully transition into the life sciences industry. Visit kgi.edu/cbm.