Statement of Accreditation Status
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

535 Watson Drive
Claremont, CA 91711
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Teri Cannon Accreditation Liaison Officer teri [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Teri Cannon Accreditation Liaison Officer teri [at]
Board of Directors Chair James Widergren Board Chair jfwider [at]
Chief Academic Officer Martin Zdanowicz Dean of School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences & Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences martin_zdanowicz [at]
Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Schuster President sheldon_schuster [at]
Chief Financial Officer Kelly Esperias Vice President and Chief Operating Officer kelly_esperias [at]
Director Institutional Research Jane Rosenthal Assistant Dean jane.rosenthal [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Applied Life Sciences Research Doctorate 2006 On-Site
Arts & Humanities Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Biocon Academy, Certificate in Bioscience Management Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Biocon Academy, Certificate in Biosciences Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Certificate in Applied Genomics Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
Certificate in Bioscience Management Non-degree 2008 On-Site
Certificate of Bioscience Industry Law and Practice Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Computational Sciences Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (HGGC) Masters 2018 On-Site
Master of Applied Arts and Sciences Masters 2017 Distance Education
Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Engineering Masters 2016 On-Site
Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences Masters 2012 On-Site
Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics Masters 2018 On-Site
Master of Science in Translational Medicine Masters 2018 On-Site
Master of Sciences in Bioprocessing Research and Development Masters 2019 On-Site
Masters of Business and Science Masters 2000 On-Site
Masters of Decision Analysis Masters 2016 Distance Education
Masters of Science in Medical Device Engineering Masters 2019 On-Site
Minerva Cornerstone Curriculum Certificate Non-degree 2021 Distance Education
Natural Sciences Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Pharmacy Professional Doctorate 2014 On-Site
PostBaccalaureate Premedicine Certificate (PPC) Non-degree 2010 On-Site
Pre-Physicians Assistant Certificate Non-degree 2018 On-Site
Social Science Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2022 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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