Interested in building on your undergraduate degree to prepare for a job related to your major? Seeking expanded opportunities in your current career path?
Consider one of UNT's three new Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree programs:
These interdisciplinary degrees, which have no thesis requirement, include rigorous advanced training in science and the development of workplace skills valued by industry, business, government and non-profit sectors.
Many universities are now offering PSMs. These innovative degrees basically allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without an MBA.
At UNT, you will help define your customized Professional Science Master's degree requirements under the guidance of a program advisor and faculty advisory committee.
Each of the degrees requires 36 semester credit hours with 24 graduate semester credit hours in the science discipline and 12 graduate semester credit hours of professional skills or "plus" courses. Contrary to a traditional master's degree, a thesis is not required, but a three or six semester credit hour internship is included within the 24 semester credit hours of science. In addition, students must satisfactorily pass a final
comprehensive examination given by the student's advisory committee
during the final semester of enrollment.
Who hires PSM degree graduates?
- multinational pharmaceutical companies
- biotechnology companies
- federal, state and local government agencies
- environmentally conscious industries
Regardless of the employment sector, PSM graduates are finding exciting, well-compensated careers.
"Complex modern industries need employees who are able to work in interdisciplinary teams to solve interrelated science and technology problems, who are proficient in computational techniques, who are able to communicate scientific and technical issues to others and who have an understanding of business, regulation and legal issues."
- Art Goven, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences