Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is the PMST Degree?

The Professional Master of Science and Technology is a professional, project-based, interdisciplinary Professional Science Masters (PSM) program that combines graduate studies in science and mathematics with skills from business, communication, and management.

What are the minimum requirements for admission into the PMST program?

Students who have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) background are encouraged to apply. Applicants need to demonstrate that they are capable of success in graduate-level science and mathematics courses.

What are the prerequisites?

Applicants should review The Graduate School admission requirements.

Is the GRE required?

The GRE is not required. If you have taken the GRE within the last five years, you should submit your scores.

What is the deadline for applying to the PMST program?

The application deadline is February 1st. If you wish to apply after the February 1st deadline, please contact our Program Director, Dr. Ray J. Hoobler (ray.hoobler@utah.edu)

Do you offer research and/or teaching assistantships?

Our program does not offer financial assistance

What is the admissions rate for graduate applications?

The 5-year average is approximately 60%

Are night courses or online courses available?

MST courses (those managed by the PMST program) are offered as evening only courses. Science and Math courses are offered through their respective departments and are typically only offered during the day. No online courses are available at this time.

How long does it take to graduate from the PMST program?

The average time to graduate is 6 semesters. Full-time students can complete the program in 4 semesters (2 years).

Can I transfer credits?

Transfer credits may or may not apply. The Graduate School has policies regarding transfer of credits and credits earned as a non-matriculated student. Decisions on accepting course credits are made by the student’s Track Director, Supervisory Committee and must be approved by the Program Director and Dean of the Graduate School.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact our Program Director, Dr. Ray J. Hoobler (ray.hoobler@utah.edu)