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Professional Science Master's Degree Program

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that results in a master's of science degree. Initiated by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1997, the PSM program was designed to prepare students for professional careers in STEM-related industries with both scientific and practical business skills.

What is a PSM?

  • PSMs were designed to meet a growing need for scientists with technical and professional skills in a specific field.
  • Programs combine graduate study in science or mathematics with coursework in management, policy or law.
  • The program partners closely with the science and technology industry to create a smooth pathway to the workforce for graduates.
  • Programs include an internship in a corporate or public sector position, often leading to employment.