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Professional Science (M.S.)

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Take your career to the next level.

The professional science (M.S.) is a professional science master’s (PSM) degree that combines advanced training in STEM fields with project management skills, leadership and supervisory skills to produce in-demand, working graduates. PSM programs prepare students for science careers in business, government or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Graduates also work with the federal government or for university technology transfer operations. The professional science program has been designed to allow students to select an area of emphasis – applied physics, biotechnology, environmental policy, food technology, geographic information sciences or precision agriculture – to combine with professional management coursework for the STEM workplace and align with career goals.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Want to advance in a STEM career path.
  • Like the idea of inventing creative new solutions to real problems.
  • Are a problem solver and analytical thinker.
  • Want to earn a degree without disrupting your career.
  • Want to become a manager in a technology driven organization.

Career Opportunities

  • Natural science managers
  • Private industry
  • Government
  • Academia
  • Consulting
  • Development and production
  • Research
  • Nonprofit