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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 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 obviously strengthen an application, it is considered as part of the entire application and does not provide preference over those who do not submit a GRE score.

What is the deadline for applying to the PMST program?

Please see our Admissions page for dates and deadlines.

Do you offer research and/or teaching assistantships?

Our program does not offer financial assistance

What is the cost?

Information on tuition can be found here.
Starting with the Summer 2021 semester, MST courses will include a $230 per credit hour differential tuition. (The $575 per semester program fee will be discontinued. Tuition and fees are subject to change.)

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. STEM 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 (3 years). 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 (