The Professional Science Master's (PSM) program is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow students to develop the workplace and professional skills which are highly valued by employers while pursuing advanced training in Biostatistics, Cell and Molecular Biology, or Medical and Bioinformatics.


GVSU currently offers three PSM programs:

More Information about PSM Programs can be found at

Cell and Molecular Biology, M.S.



The industrial use of living organisms to produce food, drugs and other products.

Cell and Molecular Biology website

Medical and Bioinformatics, M.S.


The utilization of computer technology to manage and analyze information in the life and health sciences.

Medical and Bioinformatics website

Biostatistics M.S.


The application of statistical techniques to specific research in the life and health sciences.

Biostatistics website


Applications are continually reviewed once they are complete; applications received by February 1st will be given funding priority.



  • The professional science master's program pulls from multiple fields of study
  • PSM is directly tied to the scientific workforce needs of business and industry, with an intensive internship component

Leadership skills

  • The program has strong business, communication, teamwork, leadership and ethics components
  • Students are provided with the scientific knowledge and professional skills needed in today's scientific workplace