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Professional Science Masters degrees gaining national interest

November 21st, 2008

Traditional science graduate degrees are usually narrow and focused on research, and traditional MBAs often possess little or no background in science. The “PSM” is seen as the perfect combination for managers who need to function in an increasingly competitive, high-tech and scientific-based business world, and in just a few years it has evolved from a curiosity to a national trend, educators say.

“This is really an exciting time for this educational concept,” said Ursula Bechert, vice president of the National Professional Science Master’s Association and director of off-campus programs for the College of Science at Oregon State University. “Graduates with this degree are increasing their employability and easily finding jobs. Both California and New York now have system-wide initiatives to develop more PSM programs. Leaders from across Oregon are meeting this week to learn more.

Read the entire media release here: Professional Science Masters degrees gaining national interest

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