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Priority Deadline: December 15
Regular Deadline: Rolling

The Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences (Riggs School) offers innovative programs that focus on practical experience and team collaborations to prepare students for careers in industry, research, and healthcare. Choose a program below to learn specific application requirements and procedures.

We also encourage you to review the Funding Your Degree page for valuable scholarship and loan information and relevant deadlines for both domestic and international students.

Application Procedures and Requirements for Certificates and Degree Programs in Riggs School

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    Eligibility

    • Earned graduate degree (domestic or international) by start of program
    • PhD students and postdocs studying life sciences or engineering
    • MS level scientists with work experience in the bioscience industries

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall, Spring
    • Application Deadline: Rolling

    Application Requirements 

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    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • In 1,000 words or less, please describe how the CBM will enhance your future career options and increase your skill set in the life science industry.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This recommendation should come from your postdoc or PhD advisor. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
        Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form.
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

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    Eligibility

    Only open to students currently enrolled at Southwestern Law School or in the Master of Business and Science (MBS) program at KGI. Southwestern students will be eligible to enter the certificate program after completion of their first or second year of law school. KGI students may enter the certificate program after completion of their first year of the MBS program.

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: Rolling

    Application Requirements 

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    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • In 1,000 words or less, please describe how the Certificate in Bioscience Industry Law and Practice will enhance your future career options and increase your skill set in the life science industry.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form.

    Application Review

    Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

  • Apply Now

    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned undergraduate degree (domestic only) by start of program

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, Rolling Admissions thereafter

    Application Requirements 

    Printer Friendly Application Checklist

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • In 1,000 words or less, please describe your decision to pursue a career as a PA.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form.
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166.
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

    Note for prospective international students: KGI has filed a petition update to Form I-17 “Petition For Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student” for this program with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Upon approval, KGI will be able to issue I-20s to students wishing to apply for an F-1 student visa.

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    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned undergraduate degree (domestic only) by start of program

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, Rolling Admissions thereafter

    Application Requirements 

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    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • In 1,000 words or less, please describe your decision to pursue a career in medicine.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype or on campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

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    Eligibility

    Only those students who have completed a Master’s degree focused on applied life sciences and similar in curriculum to the MBS program from Keck Graduate Institute are eligible for admission to the PhD in Applied Life Sciences.

    If you meet the degree requirement, you must also have experience or skill related to KGI’s areas of research. Before applying, please review our faculty research areas to ensure fit. You may also contact the Admissions staff to learn about specific research projects available for the upcoming admissions cycle.

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, February 28 Final Deadline

    Application Requirements

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    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • The personal statement gives you an opportunity to describe your academic, career, and personal objectives. Please use the statement to outline the basis of your interest in KGI’s program, to demonstrate your potential for making research contributions in the biosciences, and to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee other significant matters. This statement should include your technical skills and touch on your relevant work experiences. This statement should also address the available project for which you are applying and your fit with that research area. Please limit your response to the equivalent of three double-spaced typewritten pages.
    • Resume
    • Letters of Recommendation
      • Contact information for two recommenders is required during the online application process. If you have a sponsorship company, please request a letter from an industry supervisor/sponsor. At least one letter should be from a person who can comment on your potential to effectively carry out independent research leading to a PhD degree. Two recommendations are required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired. Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
        • GMAT: Provide Keck Graduate Institute as school name when prompted
    • English Language Proficiency
      • International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, or iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

  • Apply Now

    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned undergraduate degree (domestic or international) by the start of program

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, Rolling Admissions thereafter

    Application Requirements 

    Printer Friendly Application Checklist

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • The Personal Statement gives you an opportunity to describe your academic, career, and personal objectives. Please limit your response to three double-spaced, typed pages.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
        • GMAT: Provide Keck Graduate Institute as school name when prompted
    • English Language Proficiency
      • International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency:TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, or iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

  • Apply Now

    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned undergraduate degree (domestic or international) by the start of program

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, Rolling Admissions thereafter

    Application Requirements 

    Printer Friendly Application Checklist

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • The Personal Statement gives you an opportunity to describe your academic, career, and personal objectives. Please limit your response to three double-spaced, typed pages.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
        • GMAT: Provide Keck Graduate Institute as school name when prompted
    • English Language Proficiency
      • International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

  • Apply Now

    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned undergraduate degree (domestic or international) by the start of program

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, Rolling Admissions thereafter

    Application Requirements 

    Printer Friendly Application Checklist

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • Please submit a written personal statement that describes how the MS program will enhance your future career options and increase your skill set for a career in research or the life science industry. Maximum three pages, double-spaced.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
        • GMAT: Provide Keck Graduate Institute as school name when prompted
    • English Language Proficiency
      • International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

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    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned bachelor’s degree (domestic or international) by the start of program in an engineering discipline such as biomedical engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related. Related fields may include, but are not limited to applied math, physics, biophysics, and computer science.

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, Rolling Admissions thereafter

    Application Requirements 

    Printer Friendly Application Checklist

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • The Personal Statement gives you an opportunity to describe your academic, career, and personal objectives. Please limit your response to three double-spaced, typed pages.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
        • GMAT: Provide Keck Graduate Institute as school name when prompted
    • English Language Proficiency
      • International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency:TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, or iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

    Note for prospective international students: KGI has filed a petition update to Form I-17 “Petition For Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student” for this program with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Upon approval, KGI will be able to issue I-20s to students wishing to apply for an F-1 student visa.

  • Apply Now

    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned undergraduate degree (domestic or international) by the start of program

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall
    • Application Deadline: December 15 Priority Deadline, Rolling Admissions thereafter

    Application Requirements 

    Printer Friendly Application Checklist

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • Please submit a written personal statement that describes how the MSTM program will enhance your future career options and increase your skill set for a career in research or the life science industry. Maximum 3 pages, double-spaced.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
        Standardized Test Scores
      • We require every applicant to submit scores from ONE of the following standardized tests. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
        • GRE: School code 4166
        • MCAT: Scanned or mailed printout is required and must include verification code and AAMC ID.
        • GMAT: Provide Keck Graduate Institute as school name when prompted
    • English Language Proficiency
      • International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

    Note for prospective international students: KGI has filed a petition update to Form I-17 “Petition For Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student” for this program with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Upon approval, KGI will be able to issue I-20s to students wishing to apply for an F-1 student visa.

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    To return to a previously started application, click here.

    Eligibility

    Earned PhD degree (domestic or international) in sciences or engineering by the start of program

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Start Terms: Fall, Spring
    • Application Deadline: Rolling

    Application Requirements 

    Printer Friendly Application Checklist

    An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:

    • Personal Statement
      • Please describe how the Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) program will enhance your future career options and increase your skill set in the life science industry.
    • Resume
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Contact information for one recommender is required during the online application process. This person should be able to evaluate your qualification and potential for success in our program. You can choose to use a professional or academic reference. Only one recommendation is required but additional recommendations may be submitted if desired.
      • Recommenders will be contacted via email to submit their recommendation online. If they prefer otherwise they can email or mail a copy to the Admissions Office along with this recommendation form
    • Transcripts
      • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official transcripts must be submitted from all college or universities attended. Translated copies must be submitted for International students.
    • English Language Proficiency
      • International students are required to submit official scores from one of the following tests of English language proficiency: TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, iTEP. Students who have studied at a U.S. institution for more than 2 years and those from a country where English is the primary or official language are exempt from this requirement. Unofficial copies and self-reported scores may be submitted for evaluation purposes. If admitted and you choose to matriculate, official copies must be submitted.
    • $75 non-refundable application fee

    Admission Interviews

    A phone, Skype, or on-campus interview is a requirement for admission. The Office of Admissions will schedule individual interviews once your application is completed.

    Application Review

    The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and senior administrators who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application. Applications will be considered in the context of the total applicant pool, as well as in relationship to our general admissions standards. We do not use arbitrary grade point or test score cutoffs.

    All admissions decisions are final for the academic year in which they are rendered.

    Admitted Students

    Admitted students are required to submit a $400 non-refundable enrollment fee to hold their spot in the program. Additionally, counselors maintain contact with admitted students to ensure all official documents are received.

    Admitted students also receive regular communication for the Admissions Office with important information about preparing for study, student life, housing, orientation, and other topics of interest.

We encourage you to learn more about all of our programs, discovering new passions that will take you into leadership roles within the bioscience or healthcare industries. If you have questions about any programs, please contact admissions and we would be happy to talk with you about your best fit at KGI.

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Articulation Agreements

KGI has an extensive list of articulation agreements that help prospective students make a seamless transition into the master’s programs within the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences.

  • Allen University
  • Arizona State University
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Chapman University
  • Dillard University
  • El Camino College
  • Keck Sciences (Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College)
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Minerva Schools at KGI
  • Mount Saint Marys University
  • Occidental College
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (Singapore)
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru)
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of La Verne
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California, International Academy
  • Virginia State University
  • Whittier College
  • Xavier University Louisiana  

Contact your admissions counselor if you earned your undergraduate degree from one of these institutions and would like to learn more about the benefits.