Program Feature

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

Participating Institutions

KGI was established as an independent graduate institute within the Claremont Colleges Consortium.

Industry/Employer Involvement

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.

Program Characteristics

  1. The Master of Bioscience (MBS) program focuses on biosciences—more specifically biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare product, and bioagricultural fields.

  2. 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.

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