“Professional science master’s degrees are configured to respond to the oft-expressed need of nonacademic employers (companies, government agencies, nonprofits) for science professionals who are educated to graduate-school standards and have the additional skills necessary to contribute to their organizations. The degrees represent a response from academe to repeated calls from corporate and political leaders for better articulation of American graduate education with […]
“So far, graduates of professional science master’s programs are in high demand. Many report receiving multiple job offers, with excellent remuneration, even in these difficult times. Their success demonstrates that there are attractive career paths for undergraduates who choose to major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields but do not wish to become academic researchers or obtain a Ph.D. […]
“The trend has been fueled since 1997 by a total of $22 million in grants to dozens of universities from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. And, starting in 2009, the National Science Foundation injected $15 million in grants to help create the degree on U.S. campuses. Murray Gibson, dean of Northeastern’s College of Sciences, said the professional […]
“Although still quite new, the degrees have already received strong support and endorsement from leading science and higher education organizations, such as the National Research Council and the Council of Graduate Schools; from Congressional leaders; and from chancellors and presidents of leading universities and university systems in the United States. The America Competes Act of 2007 specifically authorized the National Science […]
“I think of it as a 21st-century degree,” said David King, dean of graduate studies and research at the State University of New York College at Oswego. “It’s interdisciplinary. It’s a hybrid, which I think is more agile. It’s responsive to rapidly changing needs in terms of the job market.” Mr. King likens the growth of the P.S.M. to […]
Why not come to Truman State University? See if you have what it takes http://gradstudies.truman.edu/ and while you are there check out the Professional Science Master’s option!
A brief Professional Science Masters forum on program content and application process. November 28th at 8pm in MG 2001