Keck Graduate Institute

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Keck Graduate Institute

  • City , State Claremont, California
  • Est. Tution $189,476
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Keck Graduate Institute Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Years Courses: 62 Faculty: 38
Est. Applications: 432 Acceptance Rate: 14% Est. Class Size: 62

Program Description

Along with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), KGI graduates will receive a Certificate in one of four areas important for the future of pharmacy:

Medication Therapy Outcomes (MTO)
Healthcare Management (HCM)
Health Information Technology (HIT)
Medical and Clinical Affairs (MCA)
Further information on can be found at:

The KGI PharmD four-year plan can be found at:

KGI utilizes a flipped-classroom, active learning pedagogy. See an example class activity – Shark Tank at:

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Private Institution
  • Baccalaureate Not Required
  • $1000 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Not Required
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 535 Watson Dr. Claremont, California 91711

Acceptance Rate for Keck Graduate Institute

14%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 14%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 59% Male: 41% Age: 18-61


Tuition: $47,369 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: N/A Average GPA: N/A Minimum PCAT: Not Required


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 62
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 41
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 88
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Chemistry I w/ lab 4/6
General Chemistry II w/ lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry I w/ lab 4/6
Organic Chemistry II w/ lab 4/6
Biochemistry 3/4
General Biology I w/ lab 4/6
General Biology II w/ lab 4/6
Microbiology 3/4
Anatomy w/ lab 4/6
Physiology w/ lab 4/6
Physics 3/4
Calculus 3/4
Statistics 3/4
Economics 3/4
Psychology or Sociology 3/4
Public Speaking/ Speech/ Interpersonal Communications 3/4
English 3/4
English Composition 3/4
Total 62/88

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information
Letters of Reference:

One required from a professor or instructor with whom the applicant has taken an academic course.

The remaining two letters are up to the applicant, but one letter relating to pharmacy work (e.g. from a pharmacist, pharmacy supervisor, etc.) is preferred.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Professor of Science, Pharmacist
Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.
LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Family
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Varies
A composite Letter is: Conditionally Accepted

Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Interview Dates:
Details: Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted with the interview dates.

Past candidates have found that the combination of activities throughout the interview day help them get to know the school and its cutting-edge, personalized environment. Group activities reflect the active learning approach of the school and one-on-one interviews allow candidates to experience the level of engagement of KGI’s entrepreneurial setting.



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

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