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Keck Graduate Institute

Claremont, California, United States
Innovators Start HereSome take the world as they find it. KGI students and graduates find ways to improve on it. KGI has devoted 20-plus years to the creation of new models of thinking and doing, rooted in technology, science, and entrepreneurial innovation. Models that incorporate the worlds of applied life sciences and healthcare education, revitalizing them through a unique approach that rewards students with something more than a degree: A clear path to success. Our teaching emphasizes active learning, provides unprecedented access to industry, and never settles for the status quo. Innovation may be rooted in the past, but it drives unceasingly toward the future.

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The Claremont Colleges were formally established in 1925 under the direction of James Blaisdell, then President of Pomona College. 

KGI represents The Claremont Colleges’ first entry into graduate-level, application-based scientific research and education. It remains the only graduate institute in the country with this sole focus.


The schools at KGI uphold the following values:

  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative approaches to solve problems
  • Growth through Learning and Reflection
  • Ethical, Accountable, and Professional behavior
  • Collaborative and Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Leadership in applied research and education
  • Educate students with a Global perspective
  • Embrace Diversity and Inclusivity


KGI is dedicated to education and research designed to translate the latest innovations in pharmaceuticals and the applied life sciences into practice for the betterment of society.

Claremont, California, United States

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