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Enrollment and Degrees in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Programs: 2013

The 2013 Professional Science Master’s Enrollment and Degrees Survey collects data on overall enrollment and degrees awarded in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs. It is the fourth such survey conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

PSM program directors and graduate deans (or equivalent) representing over 300 PSM programs from 139 institutions of higher education were invited to provide data regarding the number of applications received for admission for the fall term of 2013, the number of applications accepted for the fall term of 2012, the number of first-time enrollees for the fall term of 2013, the total number of enrollees for the fall term of 2012, and the number of degrees awarded during the 2011/12 academic year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). The 2013 report shows that PSM programs stand out as a bright spot for U.S. institutions in terms of domestic enrollment trends.

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Enrollment and Degrees in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Programs: 2012

The 2012 Professional Science Master’s Enrollment and Degrees Survey collects data on overall enrollment and degrees awarded in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs. It is the third such survey conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

PSM program directors and graduate deans (or equivalent) representing almost 300 PSM programs from 124 institutions of higher education were invited to provide data regarding the number of applications received for admission for the fall term of 2012, the number of applications accepted for the fall term of 2011, the number of first-time enrollees for the fall term of 2012, the total number of enrollees for the fall term of 2012, and the number of degrees awarded during the 2011/12 academic year (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012). The survey generated 279 usable responses, for a 93% response rate. Of these, 248 reported students who were either enrolled in a PSM program in the fall term of 2012 or graduated from a PSM program during the 2011/12 academic year.

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Enrollment and Degrees in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Programs: 2011

The 2011 Professional Science Master’s Enrollment and Degrees Survey collects data on overall enrollment and degrees awarded in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs. It is the second such survey conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

PSM program directors and graduate deans (or equivalent) representing 241 PSM programs from 111 institutions of higher education were invited to provide data regarding the number of applications received for admission for the fall term of 2011, the number of applications accepted for the fall term of 2011, the number of first-time enrollees for the fall term of 2011, the total number of enrollees for the fall term of 2011, and the number of degrees awarded during the 2010/11 academic year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). The survey generated 230 usable responses, for a 95% response rate. Of these, 212 reported students who were either enrolled in a PSM program in the fall term of 2011 or graduated from a PSM program during the 2010/11 academic year.

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Enrollment and Degrees in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Programs: 2010

The 2010 Professional Science Master’s Enrollment and Degrees Survey is an annual survey of enrollment and degrees in Professional Science Master’s (PSM) programs. Previous PSM enrollment and degrees surveys were conducted for academic years 2008 and 2009 by NPSMA, the National Professional Science Master’s Association. The revamped 2010 survey was carried out by CGS with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It collected data regarding applications, first-time enrollment, total enrollment, and degrees awarded.

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The 2013 Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Student Outcomes Survey is the third annual Professional Science Master’s student outcomes survey conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools. The results are based upon data generated by the 2013 Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Student Outcomes Survey, which was made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The survey asked graduates who earned a PSM degree during either the 2011/12 or 2012/13 academic years to share their motivations for enrolling in the program, satisfaction with the program, and post-graduation status, including employment.

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Outcomes for PSM Alumni: 2011/12

The 2012 Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Student Outcomes Survey is the second annual Professional Science Master’s student outcomes survey conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools. The results are based upon data generated by the 2012 Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Student Outcomes Survey, which was made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The survey asked graduates who earned a PSM degree during either the 2010/11 or 2011/12 academic years to share their motivations for enrolling in the program, satisfaction with the program, and post-graduation status, including employment.

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Outcomes_for_PSM_Alumni_Cover.jpgOutcomes for PSM Alumni: 2010/11

The 2011 Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Student Outcomes Survey was conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The survey was designed to capture initial hiring outcomes of PSM graduates and follow them for up to five years after graduation. The design was based upon a review of more than 40 outcomes-related data collection efforts from more than 30 governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. A draft version of the questionnaire was reviewed by numerous individuals affiliated with the PSM initiative, including members of the Board of Directors of the National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) and members of the Council of Graduate Schools PSM Advisory Board.

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