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The Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) was founded in 1997 as part of the Claremont Colleges. The Claremont Colleges formed in 1925 with a mission to expand and provide new educational opportunities as needs were identified. KGI was proposed by Dr. Henry G Riggs when he identified a need for scientists and engineers who were capable of taking scientific discoveries and turn them into practical applications. Located in Claremont, California, KGI is the most recent of the seven Claremont Colleges.
KGI offers masters and doctoral level degrees that combine science and business. The programs offered are unique to KGI and career oriented. The Master's of Science program offers a blend of managerial and scientific study. The Post-Doctoral Professional Master's Program offers PhDs with a background in science to obtain a master's degree in business and finance. The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate program prepares individuals for medical school. Students who are missing some of the prerequisite courses for the PPC may be able to fulfill those requirements through one of the other Claremont Colleges. Additionally, KGI offers PhD programs in applied life science and computational and systems biology.
Admissions and Financial Aid
The admissions process will vary by program, as the requirements for each is based on degrees earned. An admissions officer will assist potential students. Financial aid is available through loans, grants or scholarships. Interested students should contact the financial aid advisor to discuss aid options that will be right for them.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $29,000-$35,000 for graduate students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $700 to $840 per credit hour
- Required fees for graduate students are around $680
- Annual tuition estimates for specific graduate schools:
- Pharmacy School: $46,000 (See all Pharmacy Schools in California)
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 3%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Keck Graduate Institute may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance