Professional Science Master's Innitiative - State of Florida
A STEM program that translates science to business. The Professional Science Masters (PSM) is a new kind of degree that prepares graduates for work in acive science, combines technical competencies with workforce skills, and leads to careers outside of academia. This two-year degree includes four key elements: 1) industry advisory board; 2) in-depth study in a science driven field; 3) industry internship; and 4) professional development courses intended to emphasize written and oral communication, leadership, business, and team-building skills. The State of Florida offers 27 PSM programs at 11 universities.
By Carol Lynch, August 2012, BioScience
Science Careers, March 2012
By Council of Graduate Schools, January 2012, CGSnet.org
"The cooperative agreements our university
faculty forge with industry will provide important opportunities for students to learn and practice in real-world settings. PSM programs will help students become highly skilled professionals who benefit our industries with research, development, and early-stage manufacturing skills. Graduates from the programs will be ready to serve as our future innovators and leaders of industry."
President, Workforce Florida, Inc.