Professional Science Master’s (PSM)
Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree programs meet employers’ needs for a job-ready, highly adaptive, and professional graduate workforce. These interdisciplinary STEM degree programs are designed in collaboration with employers and incorporate professional skills, internships, and other field-specific experiences. Only degree programs that meet national standards and are affiliated through the PSM National Office can use the PSM designation. UNC is home to more than 20 of the 330+ nationally affiliated degree programs. Nearly 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to date have contributed to the success of UNC PSM programs. A 2012 study found nearly 75% of UNC’s PSM graduates since 2004 remained in North Carolina.
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