Admissions

Requirements

Students who have a background in math, science, or engineering are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate degrees in these areas are not required; however, applicants need to demonstrate that they are capable of success in graduate-level science and mathematics courses. Specific background requirements and prerequisites will depend on the science track to which the applicant is applying.

Please review the University of Utah Graduate School minimum admission requirements and general admission information located at the following URL before applying: http://gradschool.utah.edu/graduate-catalog/admissions.

Application Process

The Biotechnology, Earth Resource Management, Environmental Science, and Science Instrumentation tracks of the Professional Master of Science and Technology Program accepts applications for the Fall semester only.  Admission to the Computational Science track will be during the Spring semester will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Director, Dr. Ray J. Hoobler (ray.hoobler@utah.edu)

Deadlines for Fall 2020

  • February 1st, 2020 (Priority deadline)
  • April 1st, 2020 (Regular deadline)
  • July 1st, 2020 (Late/Final deadline)

The University of Utah Admissions Office uses ApplyYourself for graduate applications to all departments and programs. Please review the following program requirements and information before beginning your application on ApplyYourself via the “Apply Here” link below.

Our program offers five science track emphases: Biotechnology, Computational Science, Earth Resource Management, Environmental Science, and Science Instrumentation. When applying to our program, you will see the five tracks listed as follows:

  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Biotechnology
  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Computational Science
  • Earth Resource Management PSM
  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Environmental Science
  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Science Instrumentation

Please select one of the five tracks when completing the application.

A resume and a statement of purpose are both required when applying to our program. The statement of purpose should focus on why you are applying to the Professional Master of Science and Technology Program and how the goals of the program align with your career goals.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is recommended but is not required.

Our program does not offer financial assistance.

Students may attend the PMST program on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses offered by the PMST program are offered evenings. Core science classes and electives needed to complete the degree are offered by individual departments, and future students are encouraged to review past course schedules. Please note, course availability is subject to change.

When completing the “Recommendations” section of the application, please be sure to select the same program for both the application and the recommendations sections. Our program requires recommendation forms/letters from three references who can comment on your academic or professional qualifications and experience.

Please fill out the application carefully and review it before submitting it. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be changed.

Please be sure to remit the application fee payment. The application will not be processed by the Admissions Office until the fee has been paid.

You may track your application on the ApplyYourself website.

For graduate admissions questions related to the PMST program, please contact pmst@gradschool.utah.edu.