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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Professional Science Master's - Program Description

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Degrees Offered

Master of Science in health informatics and bioinformatics; Master of Science in cell and molecular biology: biotechnology emphasis; Master of Science in biostatistics; and Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics.

The professional science master's (PSM) degree is characterized as postgraduate educational preparation that is more practical, applied, and focused on specific workforce needs than is a traditional master's degree. Currently, over 300 PSM degree programs exist at more than 150 universities in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Republic of Korea, and United Kingdom (

The PSM degree is an innovative two-year graduate degree that offers advanced technical training while developing workplace skills - business, communications, teamwork, ethics - that employers are demanding.

A professional science master's 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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