The Professional Master of Science and Technology degree is a 4-semester program (based on full-time study) consisting of a total of 36 credit hours. Each student is required to fulfill 9 credits of Transferable Skills, 9 credits of Advanced Quantitative Skills, 15 credits in one of four Science Tracks, and a 3-credit Internship.

Our program offers four science tracks: Biotechnology, Computational Science, Science Instrumentation, and Environmental Science.  For more information about these tracks, please visit the links above or contact the track directors.  Contact information for the track directors can be found on our PMST Executive Committee webpage.

The Cohort Experience

Every PMST student is required to take MST 6010 (Effective Communication for Scientists), MST 6012 (Accounting and Finance for Scientists), MST 6020 (Leadership and Management for Scientists), and MST 6500 (Scientific Reasoning and Inquiry) during their first Fall semester. Students are required to take MST 6011 (Sustainable Business Practices for Scientists), MST 6021 (Strategic Planning and Marketing for Scientists), and MST 6022 (Production and Operations Management for Scientists) during their first Spring semester.  MST 6600 (Applied Statistical Techniques) is taken during a student’s second Fall semester.

Four-Part Curriculum

Employers often point out that although recent college graduates emerge from a university with an abundance of theories and information, they are often ill-equipped to deal with workplace activities such as problem-solving, decision-making, working in teams, or learning for themselves.

To bridge this gap and help our graduate students excel in a variety of workplaces, we offer a four-part curriculum framework with a minimum of 36 credit hours:

Framework Credits
transferable skills 9
advanced quantitative skills 9
science track 15
internship 3