Professional Master's Programs
What is a Professional Master's Degree?
The "PSM degree is the MBA of the science world," the Chicago Tribune declares in an article in the newspaper's special Education Today section, focusing on Professional Science Masters degrees offered by Illinois Institute of Technology, with comments from PSM Program Manager Elizabeth Friedman.
The Professional Science Master's (PSM) is designed to prepare students for science careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Intended as a terminal degree, the PSM gives students an alternative to the traditional Ph.D. track. Students are able to complete advanced graduate education in science while developing business and management skills.
For more information on the National Professional Science Master's Association please visit the NPSMA.
Professional Master's News
S.Y. Chen Named Director of Professional Master of Health Physics Program
The College of Science and Letters at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) welcomes S.Y. Chen, Ph.D., CHP, as the new director of the Professional Master of Health Physics program.
Chen, who comes to IIT from Argonne National Laboratory, has a rich history in the field of health physics. In his most recent position as senior environmental engineer and strategic area manager in the Environmental Science Division at Argonne, he developed an integrated risk assessment program to address federal risk-based policies. More >
S.Y. Chen, from Argonne National Laboratory, accepts directorship of IIT's Professional Master of Health Physics program. The announcement of his new position has received coverage in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Baltimore Sun.
Professional Master's Programs Director Elizabeth Friedman Speaks at NPSMA National Conference
Elizabeth Friedman, director of professional master's programs for the College of Science and Letters, presented in two sessions at the National Professional Science Master's Association's (NPSMA) 3rd National Conference, November 7-9 in Denver, Colo. Friedman was a founding member of the NPSMA (2005-2007) and served six years on the board in various positions including president (2010). More >