An Innovative New Degree Program
The PSM is designed to prepare students with the scientific training necessary to advance and excel in science, while simultaneously developing highly valued business skills. Programs are characterized by "science-plus" curricula, combining rigorous graduate study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law. PSM programs emphasize the written and verbal communication skills, leadership, and team-building required in professional settings. Instead of a thesis, most PSM degrees require a collaborative research project, as well as an internship in a business or the public sector. PSM graduates are equally as comfortable in the science lab as in the board room, court room, and other professional settings.
PSM Employer Flyer: The PSM Office prepared this flyer for use by employers seeking to disseminate and obtain information about the PSM and its value to science and business. This flyer highlights what the Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree is and how the PSM is designed to prepare students with the scientific training necessary to advance and excel in science, while simultaneously developing highly valued business skills.
PowerPoint: The PSM Office prepared this PowerPoint presentation for use by employers seeking information about the PSM and the value of employing a PSM graduate. It will be updated as new information becomes available and can be downloaded and adapted for use by employers. PSM program directors should contact the PSM Team if they have any questions.
Then you need people with PSM degrees in the sciences and mathematics!
For a complete list of PSM-affiliated programs and institutions, please visit the PSM Program List.
Get Involved with PSMs – Mentor a Student or Hire a Graduate
If you or your company would like to get involved with the next generation of leaders in science and mathematics, we encourage you to mentor PSM students or hire PSM graduates. These individuals are:
Testimonial From An Industry Leader
"Students in the Professional Master's Degree Program in Applied Biosciences should find advancement prospects significantly enhanced in the biotechnology industry, particularly relative to more traditional master's degreed students."
David RobinsonChairman, President, and CEO, Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Chairman of the Board and Director, Biotechnology Industry Organization
Read more corporate testimonials and view lists of businesses that support PSM students and hire PSM graduates.
PSM Programs: 297PSM-Affiliated Institutions: 130
as of February 26, 2013
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NEWS: 2013 PSM National Office Steering Committee Meeting More Info >
NEWS: Focus on Job Skills With a Professional Master's Degree (U.S. News) More Info >
PRESS RELEASE: Sloan Foundation to support PSM Rebate Program More Info >
CGS PRESS RELEASE: Keck Graduate Institute selected to administer PSM Affiliation process. More Info >
NEW RELEASE: The 2012 Professional Science Master’s Enrollment and Degrees Survey, featuring data regarding applications, first-time enrollment, total enrollment, and degrees awarded. More Info >
The Professional Science Master's: A Council of Graduate Schools Guide to Establishing Programs, which is a major rewrite of the earlier monograph, Professional Master's Education (2006). More Info >
The 2012 Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Student Outcomes Survey, which was designed to capture initial hiring outcomes of PSM graduates and follow them for up to five years after graduation. More Info >
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