Your Future Starts Here
The PSM is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow you to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without an MBA. PSM programs prepare you for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Programs are characterized by “science-plus,” combining rigorous study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law. PSM programs emphasize writing and communication skills, and most require a final project or team experience, as well as a “real-world” internship in a business or public sector enterprise.
Where PSM Graduates Work
Employers of recent PSM graduates in the biosciences range from large, multinational pharmaceutical companies to newer biotechnology companies. Graduates with an interest in intellectual property and technology transfer are working with the federal government or for university technology transfer operations, while financial mathematics graduates are popular hires for banks, brokerage houses, and the insurance industry. Forensic chemists are finding exciting opportunities with state and local forensic laboratories. Regardless of the employment sector, PSM graduates are finding exciting, well-compensated careers. View a list of companies that sponsor or employ PSM graduates.
Resources for Students
This section contains resources of interest to potential PSM students, specifically promotional flyers detailing the numerous benefits of a PSM degree and a reproducible post card aimed at encouraging students interested in mathematics or science to continue their education past a bachelor’s degree and earn a Professional Science Master's.
Find a PSM Program Near You
You can search for PSM programs by institution, region, or program field to find a program that meets your educational and professional goals. You can also use the PSM Locations Map. Identify programs of interest and the program web pages to learn more about each unique program, including application requirements, coursework, and job opportunities for graduates.
PSM Programs: 347PSM-Affiliated Institutions: 161
as of January 26, 2016
Full List of PSM Programs
November 11, 2015
"Help! Where Can I place My Students? - Finding Opportunities in Industry and Government for your PSM Students"
Deadline to Register:October 30, 2015
"Branding and Marketing PSM Programs: How PSM Affiliation and NPSMA Membership Can Help." (Video Link)
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NEWS: Chapter 2. Higher Education in Science and Engineering "Professional Science Master's Degrees" (NSF, 2014)
NEWS:A Degree and Job Skills Too
NEWS: Upward Trends Continue in Professional Science Master’s Enrollment and Degrees
NEWS: 300th PSM Program Milestone
NEWS: Guide to Professional Science Master's (Scientific American)
NEW RELEASE: The 2013 Professional Science Master’s Enrollments and Degrees Survey
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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).
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