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Leah Townsend joins The Graduate School as Director of Graduate School Professional Programs

The Graduate School is pleased to announce Leah Townsend as Director of Graduate School Professional Programs. In her new role, Dr. Townsend is responsible for coordinating all administrative functions associated with professional programs within the purview of The Graduate School, including three Professional Science Master’s programs and the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals.

Growth of PSM Programs Over 20 Year History

In 1997, the first Professional Science Masters program was funded in an effort to fill the professional gap that existed between undergraduates with too little experience and PhDs with too much. Since then, the PSM initiative has grown to over 355 programs at more than 160 U.S. colleges and universities with no sign of slowing. As new disciplines… Read more »

Harkins Elected to NPSMA Board of Directors

Heidi Harkins, executive director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Professional Science Master’s program, has been elected to the National Professional Science Master’s Association Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins on Jan. 1, 2018. In 2017, Harkins was appointed to the PSM National Office’s steering committee. The National Office and NPSMA work collaboratively to support PSM… Read more »