Professional Science Masters
Designed for a broad range of science and technology (STEM) disciplines, the innovative Professional Science Master's (PSM) program combines a rigorous science-based curriculum with management, marketing and other industry-relevant coursework.
Typically, PSM programs consist of two years of formal academic coursework in a scientific or interdisciplinary field, along with a professional plus component that may include internships and cross-training in business and communications skills. Specifically designed to meet the needs of regional industry partners, PSM graduates have numerous employment opportunities in high growth sectors of the economy.
More than 100 PSM degree programs are now offered by dozens of major universities across the United States. Other large public university systems that are developing PSM programs with Sloan Foundation support include the California State University and University of North Carolina systems. These national efforts have also been supported by the Council of Graduate Schools and the National Professional Science Master's Association. For additional information about this exciting concept, visit www.sciencemasters.com.
Partnership for Economic Growth
Regional industry partnerships between SUNY campuses, industry and regional development agencies are an integral component of the strategy to promote economic growth in New York State. Additionally, these partnerships are critical to the success of PSM programs.
Regional industry partners serve on PSM program advisory councils that provide guidance on emerging skill sets and workforce needs, facilitate degree development and promote feedback on program performance. Most importantly, industry partners help provide internship and employment opportunities for program graduates.
Partial funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation