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Keck Graduate Institute


KGI Mission


To enrich society with breakthrough approaches to education and translational research in the life sciences.


KGI seeks to sustain an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial culture, working in partnership with industry to develop leaders for the biosciences, while promoting academic freedom and the highest ethical standards.

Core Values

Entrepreneurial and Reflective
Ethical and Responsible
Collaborative and Independent
Interdisciplinary and Applied

Today the most exciting work in the life sciences, engineering, and management is happening in the biosciences industry. To translate new discoveries into applications that improve the human condition, industry demands a new kind of professional - scientifically proficient and managerially savvy.

Keck Graduate Institute  (KGI) has responded to this challenge with a pioneering class of graduate degrees and programs to educate those individuals who want to shape the future of the life sciences.

Established to prepare the future generation of industry leaders, KGI breaks down and transforms traditional boundaries between the academic and corporate worlds. Our degree and research programs are singularly focused on the unique and specific demands of the biosciences industry, drawing widely on the guidance of a world-class advisory council that includes leaders in industry, science, and higher education.

Recognizing that the solution of practical, real-world challenges requires close teamwork, creative problem-solving skills, and cross-functional fluency, our curriculum is fundamentally interdisciplinary, incorporating an intensive technical component and a broad management and policy component, as well as innovative approaches to developing leadership skills. As a result, our students graduate with a practical understanding of the results-oriented, collaborative culture in which scientists, engineers, and managers operate.

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