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Professional Science Master's (PSM) Track

NPSMA Professional Science Master's

The Professional Science Master's is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow you to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without an MBA. PSM programs prepare you for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Programs are characterized by "science-plus," combining rigorous study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law. PSM programs emphasize writing and communication skills, and most require a final project or team experience, as well as a "real-world" internship in a business or public sector enterprise.

Affiliated with the Council of Graduate Schools, we proudly display their logo, which signifies that our program meets their standards, requiring both a graduate internship (which may be carried out under the auspices of the student's current employer) and courses in a non-Computer Science discipline that enhance the program graduate's potential to rise to management positions earlier in their career.

More information can be found on the Program Requirements and Prospective Students pages. 

The department is partnered with many industry partners that are members of our Industrial Advisory Board. The IAB works with us to improve and maintain the quality of our program. The board provides input on emerging issues related to IT professionals. The board currently consists of 12 members from a variety of industry domains.

Career Opportunities

Jobs for graduates of the program can be located in technology specific industries or in the IT departments of industries of various types. These jobs include, but are not limited to, project managers, database administrators, network administrators, security managers and directors of IT departments.

PASSHE PSM Information

For additional information about this program, contact the graduate program coordinator at or (484)-646-4299.