Innovators Start Here

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.

    • PhD in Applied Life Sciences
      • 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
    • Postbaccalaureate Pre-PA Certificate Program (PPA)
      • 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
    • Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate (PPC)
      • 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
    • Certificate in Bioscience Management (CBM)
      • 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