The Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences (MS) program is a two-year degree program. Most students enter the MS program during its 2nd year, after completing the one-year Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate (PPC) at KGI, and most course work for the PPC program can be applied for credit for the MS degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students can communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals.
  2. Students can contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team tackling complex problems.
  3. Students understand the business, research and development, regulatory, production, and marketing functions of the bioscience industry.
  4. Students understand the translation of basic science and engineering discoveries into products and processes, which benefit society.
  5. Students adhere to ethical principles in research, development and business issues inherent in the bioscience industries.

Students in the MS program are required to complete a total of 54.0 units comprised of:

  • 12.0 units of core science courses
  • 3.0 units of professional development
  • 39.0 units of electives (including the following intersection requirements):
    • 27.0 units of Advanced Technical and General 
    • 12.0 units of Capstone (thesis or TMP)

Core Core Science Courses – 12.0 units are offered in the following formats:

Course Number
Course Name
Units
ALS 300
1.5

 

Professional Development Courses – 3.0 units

Course Number
Course Name
Units
 
MS professional mentorship program
0.0

 

Advanced and General Technical Electives

All MS students are required to complete additional units of any KGI courses, 300-level or 400-level to achieve the required 54.0 unit total.

Concentrations

MS students have an option of selecting one of three concentrations offered as part of the program

Capstone Projects: Each concentration requires completion of 12.0 units of a capstone project which can be a Thesis in Translational ResearchThesis in Clinical Research, or a TMP.