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:

Application Process

The Professional Master of Science and Technology Program accepts applications for the Fall semester only. Applications for Fall 2019 will be reviewed starting December 15th. All applications received by February 1 will receive full consideration for admission to the program. If you wish to apply after the February 1, please contact our Program Director, Dr. Ray J. Hoobler (

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 four science track emphases: Biotechnology, Computational Science, Environmental Science and Science Instrumentation. When applying to our program, you will see the four tracks listed as follows:

  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Biotechnology
  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Computational Science
  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Environmental Science
  • Prof Master of Science and Technology-Science Instrumentation

Please select one of the four 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 strongly recommended but is not required.

Our program does not offer financial assistance.

Students may attend our program on a full-time or part-time basis.

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 and/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