FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The Professional Master of Science and Technology is a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program that combines graduate studies in STEM with skills from business, communication, and management.

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.

The GRE is not required.

If you are a recent graduate (i.e. less than 2 years of work experience) or if you don’t feel your academic transcript reflects your capability a GRE may strengthen your application. While a strong GRE score will strengthen your application, it is only part of the entire application and does not provide preference over those who do not submit a GRE score.

Please see our Admissions page for dates and deadlines.

Information on tuition can be found here.
Note: MST courses include a $230 per credit hour differential tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

The PMST program does not offer financial assistance. (Individuals are encouraged to explore outside scholarships, and employers often have tuition reimbursement programs for graduate education.)

The 5-year average is approximately 60%

MST courses (those managed by the PMST program) are offered as evening-only courses.

STEM courses are offered through their respective departments and are typically offered during the day.

The average time to graduate is 6 semesters (3 years). Full-time students can complete the program in 4 semesters (2 years).

Transfer credits may or may not apply. The Graduate School has policies regarding the 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.

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