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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Aug 17, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Professional Science Master's - Program Description


For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Website: www.gvsu.edu/psm

Degrees Offered

Master of Science in medical and bioinformatics; Master of Science in cell and molecular biology: biotechnology emphasis; Master of Science in biostatistics.

The professional science master’s (PSM) degree is characterized as postgraduate educational preparation that is more practical, applied, and focused on specific workforce needs than is a traditional master’s degree. Currently 175 PSM degree programs exist at 89 universities in the U.S. and Canada (www.sciencemasters.com).

The professional science master’s (PSM) degree is an innovative new two-year graduate degree that offers advanced technical training while developing workplace skills - business, communications, teamwork, ethics - that employers are demanding.

A professional science master’s degree has specific characteristics:

  • Complete within itself, rather than a pathway to a Ph.D.
  • Interdisciplinary or crossdisciplinary in nature
  • Closely tied to the scientific workforce needs of business/industry
  • Includes an intensive internship experience

The following program is available:

Professional Science Masters  



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