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Professional Science Master's (PSMs) are designed for students who are seeking a graduate degree in science or mathematics and understand the need for developing workplace skills valued by top employers.

A perfect fit for professionals because it allows you to pursue advanced training and excel in science or math without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills.

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PSM programs prepare you for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Employers of recent PSM graduates in the range from large, multinational pharmaceutical companies to newer biotechnology companies. Graduates are also working with the federal government or for university technology transfer operations. Regardless of the employment sector, PSM graduates are finding exciting, well-compensated careers.

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PSM programs consist of two years of coursework along with a professional component that includes business, communications and/or regulatory affairs. Close cooperation with local employers as well as, an internship in a business or public sector enterprise guarantees that the skills and subject matter taught are cutting-edge and relevant.

Program Examples

PSM DegreeScience/Technology Courses+Professional Skills
Applied ComputingModeling, Network Design, Network Security, Simulation, Geographic Information Systems+Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Project Management, Writing, Leadership
Applied Industrial MathematicsDifferential Equations, Linear Algebra, Matrix Theory, Cost Benefit Analysis+Leadership, Organizational Decision Making, Human Resources Management
Bio/Pharmaceutical Discovery and DevelopmentClinical Biostatistics, Clinical Trial Design, Gene Expression Systems, Proteomics, Molecular Evolution, Experimental Immunology+Applied Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Licensing, U.S. Regulatory Affairs, Project Management
Forensic ScienceDrug Chemistry/Toxicology, Molecular Biology, Quantum Chemistry, DNA Technologies+Case Law, Expert Witness Testimony, Formal Reports, Rules of Evidence