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 have emerged, PSM programs have evolved and adapted to keep up and to arm students with professional skills to prepare them for successful careers in emerging fields.

Read more about how these programs have evolved over the past 20 years, and what the future holds for Professional Science Masters programs here: The Professional Science Master’s Degree at Twenty By Sheila Tobias and Linda Strausbaugh