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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