Professional Science Master (P.S.M)
College: College of Science and MathematicsDepartment: Biological Sciences
The Professional Science Masters in Biotechnology program prepares students to compete successfully for existing and future careers in biotechnology.
The program offers classroom instruction on concepts and theory, integrated with intensive laboratory experience focusing on techniques and communication skills required for professional biotechnologists. It is an interdisciplinary program composed consists of 36 academic credits, including two intensive laboratory methods courses and a directed professional internship.
The internships consist of a minimum of 300 laboratory hours in an industry or government laboratory research agency and focus on intensive training. Students are required to compose a PowerPoint presentation and a professional portfolio illustrating accomplishments achieved during their internship experiences.
Students seeking admission into the Professional Master of Science in Biotechnology program must meet admission requirements of the Graduate School.