The Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree trains students in both science and professional skills to make them highly competitive in the workforce. 

There are five PSM programs offered:


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PSM Contact

Anirudh Chowdhary 

PSM Programs Coordinator
Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Telephone: (616) 331-6297
Email: [email protected]



  • The demand for professionals working in all five of the PSM fields is high, with projections continuing to trend upward in the coming years.
  • Local partners such as Dematic, Van Data Consulting, Michigan State University, Steel Case and many others provide students with excellent internship and career opportunities.
  • Graduates from all five programs are working at reputable companies nationwide, including Priority Health, Van Andel Research Institute, Meijer, Corewell Health, Integrated DNA Technologies, Cisco Systems, and NxGen MDx.
  • All five programs are tailored toward working professionals, offering flexible schedules with evening classes. The two years of training are a combination of both coursework and professional internships.


Each program is tailored toward its respective subject. However, all five PSM programs have common characteristics. These include:

  • interdisciplinary nature,
  • internship component,
  • involvement with the university and its industry partners,
  • and emphasis on teamwork, professional skills, problem-solving, communication, scientific knowledge, and technical skills.

See the course listing for each of the programs here.


Master's level cell and molecular biologists, statisticians and biostatisticians, and those working in health informatics/bioinformatics and data science often work in the following areas:

  • Academic research laboratories
  • Business intelligence
  • Data management and analysis
  • Drug development/clinical trials
  • Evaluation of clinical trials data
  • Healthcare data analysis
  • Marketing analytics
  • Business analytics



Job Title


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


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Charles River Laboratories, Inc.


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Corewell Health​

Manager, Advanced Analytics

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Kelly Services

Molecular Biologist

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National Heritage Academies

Data Analyst

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University of Michigan

Multiple Open Positions

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PSM Events Calendar

PSM Event


Tentative Date

PSM CPT/OPT Workshop

Winter 2024

23 February 2024

Mock interviews by PSM

Winter 2024

22 March 2024

PSM Panel Discussion

Winter 2024

12 April 2024

PSM Internship Workshop

Fall 2024

27 September 2024

PSM Showcase

Fall 2024

22 November 2024

PSM students present their final poster projects to faculty, peers, and employers at the Annual PSM Showcase event.

PSM Internship Showcase 2023

Jeffrey Trost

Interned at Dow Chemical, where his main goal was to create a new solution and improve the onboarding process for both new full-time Dow employees and contractors being hired for projects.

PSM Showcase Poster Presentations
Fall 2023
PSM Internship Showcase 2023

Sydney Meyer

Interned at Montcalm Care Network as a Biostatistician Intern focusing on projects to help low-income patients.

PSM Internship Showcase 2023

Zane Walters

Interned at Kent County to develop a cost-effective, reliable, accurate, and rapid method to identify COVID-19 variant composition in waste water.

PSM Internship Showcase 2023

Isabelle Ciarrocchi

Interned at Annis Water Resources Institute as a Statistics Intern on 'Application of Survival Analysis to Censored Environmental Data'.

PSM Internship Showcase 2023

Alexander Benjamin Lowe

Interned at National Heritage Academies as a Data Analytics Intern on a project using data to understand turnover rate factors within the company.



Durga Saranya Tummalapalli Spotlight

Durga Saranya Tummalapalli

PSM DSA Student, Graduated in December 2023, Data Analytics Intern at Vervint (OST)

Unai Amilleta Gonzalez Spotlight

Unai Amilleta Gonzalez

PSM Health Informatics & Bioinformatics Student, Intern at Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing

Diksha Shrestha Spotlight

Diksha Shrestha

PSM Data Science and Analytics Student, Graduated in December 2023, Worked as a Data Scientist in Dematic

Niraj Karki Spotlight

Niraj Karki

PSM Health Informatics & Bioinformatics, Graduated in December 2023, Biostatistician at Corewell Health

Roshan Shrestha Spotlight

Roshan Shrestha

PSM DSA Student, Graduated in December 2023, Worked as an Intern at Dematic

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News and Events

PSM Showcase 2023

PSM Showcase 2023

Employee of the Year Award for 2022-2023 to Dematic. Dean Plotkowski and PSM Director Anirudh Chowdhary presented the award to Anita Charles, a representative from Dematic.

Dec 1, 2023

GVSU Professor Featured As Guest SPeaker at MichBio BioTalent Summit

GVSU Professor Featured As Guest SPeaker at MichBio BioTalent Summit

Anirudh Chowdhary, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Professional Science Master's (PSM) Programs Coordinator, was an invited guest speaker at MichBio's BioTalent Summit last month.

Mar 11, 2021

Health Informatics and Bioinformatics Students Win MGRS Awards

Health Informatics and Bioinformatics Students Win MGRS Awards

Two of the poster presentations from GVSU Health Informatics and Bioinformatics program won awards at this years Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium.

Apr 19, 2019

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