Program Objectives

Program Objectives

A key distinction of the Professional Science Master's degree program is the combination of rigorous scientific theory and skill with training and experience in management and communication skills necessary for a successful professional career. Graduates of the program will have advanced scientific skills and will be able to work effectively with business and industry.

The program combines a rigorous science curriculum with other opportunities to prepare graduates who will demonstrate:

  • strong communication skills in writing and oral presentation,

  • project management skills,

  • a multi/interdisciplinary understanding of organizational goals (e.g., profits, missions),

  • a familiarity with the commercialization profession,

  • the transfer of knowledge into process or process innovation, and

  • a deep understanding and application of ethical considerations.