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
- Students can communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals.
- Students can contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team tackling complex problems.
- Students understand the business, research and development, regulatory, production, and marketing functions of the bioscience industry.
- Students understand the translation of basic science and engineering discoveries into products and processes, which benefit society.
- Students adhere to ethical principles in research, development and business issues inherent in the bioscience industries.
Students must complete the following science core courses (12 units total):
- AlS300 Molecular Biotechnology (1.5 units)
- ALS301 Molecular Basis of Disease (1.5 units)
- ALS330 Pharmaceutical Discovery (1.5 units)
- ALS333 Pharmaceutical Development (1.5 units)
- ALS320 Medical Diagnostics (3.0 units)
- ALS321 Medical Devices (3.0 units)
- ALS341 Bioindustry Ethics and Society (1.5 units)
- ALS360 Business/Science Communications (1.5 units) (waived for students who pass the initial writing assessment)
Advanced Technical Electives
All MS students are required to complete 18.0 units of 400-level technical electives.
MS Program Options
Students have the option of a Team Master’s Project, a Research Capstone Project, or Independent Research.