Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Programs
Professional Science Master’s (PSM) affiliation of professional graduate programs can be granted by the appropriate nationally-recognized PSM authority for programs that are interdisciplinary STEM program in compliance with the following basic criteria:
- more than 50% STEM
- at least 20% PLUS (examples are: trade-specific business and/or management courses, industry interaction [case-studies, lecture series, projects with employers, and/or internship], other professional skills training)
- active employer advisory board
- PSM logo on all advertisement materials.
Developing a new program: Follow the standard procedures for creating a new degree program. In the proposal, indicate if everyone in the program is participating in a Professional Science Master’s or if only students in a specific concentration are participants.
Developing a new concentration in an existing degree program: Follow the standard procedures for creating a new concentration.
Changing an existing Program/concentration: Follow the standard procedures for program changes.
Once confirmation of National PSM recognition is received by the Graduate School the degree/concentration may be implemented.
The PSM will be noted on the student’s transcript as either:
“Program Name”: Professional Science Master’s , or
“Concentration Name”: Professional Science Master’s.