Professional Science Master's Program
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.
Procedures and information on applying for national recognition can be found here.
Developing a new program: Follow the standard procedures for creating a new degree program. In the proposal indicate if everyone in the program is considered as a Professional Science Master's or only students in a specific concentration. (link)
Developing a new concentration in an existing degree program: Follow the standard procedures for creating a new concentration. (link)
Changing an existing Program/concentration: Follow the standard procedures for program changes. (link)
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.