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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Professional Science Master's - Program Description

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.


Degrees Offered

Master of Science in medical and bioinformatics; Master of Science in cell and molecular biology: biotechnology emphasis; Master of Science in biostatistics.

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree is characterized as post-graduate educational preparation that is more practical, applied, and focused on specific workforce needs than is a traditional master's degree. Currently 175 PSM degree programs exist at 89 universities in the United States and Canada (

The professional science master's (PSM) degree is an innovative new two-year graduate degree that offers advanced technical training while developing workplace skills - business, communications, teamwork, ethics - that employers are demanding.

A Professional Science Masters degree has specific characteristics:

  • Complete within itself, rather than a pathway to a Ph.D.
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary in nature
  • Closely tied to the scientific workforce needs of business/industry
  • Includes an intensive internship experience

The following program is available:

Professional Science Masters

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