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Science Professionals: Master‘s Education for a Competitive World
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
KGI was established as an independent graduate institute within the Claremont Colleges Consortium.
The KGI Board of Trustees and Advisory Council includes representatives of industry, particularly in biotechnology.
One employer, Amgen, has hired about 20% of KGI graduates.
The MBS program includes a summer internship between the two years.
The curriculum also includes a team master’s project, typically funded on a project-by-project basis by private firms at $50,000 each.
The Master of Bioscience (MBS) program focuses on biosciences—more specifically biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare product, and bioagricultural fields.
The MBS curriculum is approximately 2/3 science and engineering and 1/3 management and ethics. The program includes a Team Masters Project each funded by a private sponsor and focused on a real-world problem.