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Professional Master's Program: An Unconventional Career Track

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Initial Funding by the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Rice Professional Science Master's Newsletters

Spring 2016 - Corporate Reception Special Issue

Spring 2015 - Corporate Reception Special Issue
 Spring 2014 - Corporation Reception Special Issue
Issue 22, Fall 2013

Issue 21, Spring 2013
Issue 20, Summer 2012
Issue 19, Spring 2012  
Issue 18, Summer 2011
Issue 17, Spring 2011
Issue 16, Summer 2010
Issue 15, F09/S10  
Issue 14, Summer 09
Issue 13, F08/S09
Issue 12, Summer 08
Issue 11, Winter 07/Spring 08
Issue 10, Summer 2007
Issue 9, Winter 2006
Issue 8, Summer 2006
Issue 7, Winter 2005
Issue 6, Summer 2005
Issue 5, Winter 2004
Issue 4, Summer 2004
Issue 3, Spring 2004
Issue 2, Winter 2003
Issue 1, Summer 2003

July 2015: A Degree of Uncommon Success (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

EPMP/PSM Article in Rice Engineering Magazine Fall 2014

September 2014: A Masters Degree Designed by Industry (Chemical and Engineering News)

June 2014:  A Degree and Job Skills Too (U.S. News Best Grad Schools 2015, published by U.S. News & World Reports)

March 17, 2014: A Degree Where Techie Meets Business Smarts (N.Y. Times)

February 7, 2014:  Many Students Turning to PSM Programs (U.S. News University Connection)

October 2013: Early Career Outcomes Show Bright Future for Professional Science Master’s Degree Holders (Council of Graduate Schools)

October 2013:  Guide to PSMs (Nature Jobs, Scientific American)

October 17, 2013:  Recent Professional Science Master's Graduates Find Employment  (Inside Higher Ed)

June 4, 2013:  Unique Degree Program Fills Void in Biotech Industry (news@Northeastern) 

Aprili 17, 2013:  College in Common: How to Maximize the Potential of your Alumni Network (OnlineCollege.org)

April  11, 2013:  Data Science: The Numbers of Our Lives (New York Times)

March 13, 2013: Focus on Job Skills With a Professional Master's Degree (U.S. News)

February 10, 2013:  PSMs: A New 'Creature' on the Higher Education Landscape (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

June 11, 2012:  Where Did All Your Graduate Students End Up? LinkedIn Knows (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 10, 2012:  The Rise of the Professional Master's Degree: the Answer to the Postdoc/PhD Bubble (Nature Biotechnology)

March 30, 2012: Does a Professional Science Master's Degree Pay Off?  (Science Careers)

January 21, 2012: Big Data and Data Scientists -- It's An Issue Of Degree(s) (Forbes)

January 18, 2012: Enrollment Up in Professional Science Master's Programs (Inside Higher Ed)

PSM Article in Rice Magazine, Vol 4, 2009  

National Professional Science Master's Association Newsletters

Newsletter Winter/Spring 10/11 

PSM News Archive

A Sharp New Focus on Job Skills

NewSpace Global - Thruster Monthly Market Tracking Report

Scientific American - Guide to Professional Science Master's

Article in Science Magazine on Science Careers:


Latest article on PSM Programs!  

Institute of Physics article (London) mentions Rice University and the PSM Program

The Distillate, May 2011
Mixing Business and Chemistry: Should I Consider a Professional Master's Degree?

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 2010
Needed: Support for Professional Science Master's Degrees

CGS Communicator, August 2010
The Role and Status of the Master's Degree in "STEM" in Review

APS Physics, May 2010
Training Physics Professionals for the Nonacademic Workforce

Inside Higher Ed., November 2009
Promoting Professional Science Master's Degrees

Science Careers, July 2009
Taken for Granted: An Alternative to the Ph.D. Track

Science News, June 2009
Professional Science Master's is 21st Century MBA

Nature Medicine, May 2009
A Master's Degree with a business spin gains popularity

American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), April 2009
The Professional Sciences Master's: The MBA for science

Science Magazine, March 2009
Professional Science Master's Programs merit wider support

Council of Graduate Schools website 

Arizona Daily Star, May 2006
Business, science a powerful mix - UA students find 2 fields go hand in hand

Nature Biotechnology, 2005
Alternative Career Options in the Biomedical Industry: The professional science masters degree

Career Journal of The Wall Street Journal, October 2004
New Degree Combines Business & Science

USA Today, July 18, 2004
Add science, business, mathematics and stir

The Scientist, May 6, 2004
U.S. faces science shortage

Rice News, Volume 13, Number 25, March 18, 2004
Professional Master's Program helps grads fill niche in market

Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report, 07/24/03
Big Energy Turns to Tiny Nanotech

The Conference Board, May 8, 2003
Conference Board Study Shows Professional Master's Degree Students Do Well In Job Market

Rice News, Volume 12, Number 21, February, 13, 2003
Houston well-positioned to take lead in nanotechnology industry

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