Professional Science Master's

The science of business

The business of science

Professional Science Master's (PSM) programs are innovative, interdisciplinary graduate degree programs that allow undergraduate students in science and math to receive advanced training while developing business and professional skills essential to the workplace.  The PSM degree has many benefits, including higher starting salaries and diverse job prospects. 

PSM graduates work in industries such as:

  • bioinformatics
  • bioengineering
  • financial mathematics
  • computational science
  • geographical information systems
  • computational and neural systems
  • environmental risk management.

PSMs were created in 1998 with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and are designed to be a quicker and more economical way to earn graduate degrees in science.  Generally, students spend about two years of interdisciplinary training and study in a chosen area of science or mathematics, complete business courses, and acquire skills that are designed to meet the need for applied scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in industry and government.  Many students in PSM programs complete internships in business, industry, or government settings.  

See the Arizona PSM brochure for further information. 

PSM Science Degrees:

Specialized Science Degrees

Note: NAU specialized science degrees are closely aligned with the PSM national criteria; however, they are not currently affiliated with the national PSM initiative.

For more information about PSM degrees, please visit the following websites: