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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 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; and 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 cross-disciplinary 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