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: 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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