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When you work in any science-based organization, you’re not just a scientist. You have to be able to write a business plan and submit a budget for your projects. The PSM program gives you a very valuable combination of skills.
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You need to know – and be able to communicate – how one aspect of an environmental study relates to another in order to implement cost-effective management strategies.
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This program really enables students to be productive members of the biotech field — understanding how to turn scientific discoveries into commercial products that can be sold profitably to fund future research.
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I wanted to use physics in an industrial setting, and I did through my internship at Biotronik — improving the incoming inspection process for components used in implantable pacemakers and cardio defibrillators. Plus, it led to a full-time job.
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Professional Science Master's Degree Programs

Professional Science Master’s programs allow students to earn graduate-level degrees in science, technology, engineering and math through non-thesis, interdisciplinary studies that require an internship experience and integrate training in communication, business management, ethics, and other professional skills.

PSM programs offer:

  • Cutting edge training in scientific disciplines
  • Education in professional areas (business management, ethics, communication) not included in traditional science Master's or Doctoral programs
  • Interactions with potential employers through internships and other experiences

Explore our website or download our OSU PSM brochure to learn more.

Learn more about
PSM degrees within the U.S. The National Research Council's publication "Science Professionals: Master's Education for a Competitive World" is available online. OSU is a member of the National Professional Science Master's Association