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The Illinois Professional Science Master’s (PSM) offers M.S. degree programs combining science knowledge and business know-how. The programs are full-time, do not require a thesis, and are completed in 16-months -- three semesters and one summer term.
The Illinois PSM is designed for those who want careers in science-based settings in positions that combine science with management and leadership responsibilities. Programs have solid core graduate-level curricula, integrated with business courses such as management and marketing, accounting and finance, and project management.
The Illinois PSM is built around four integrated learning components:
- Science - the core of the program in a specific field of study
- Business - coverage of essential business knowledge and skills
- Industry seminar series - interaction with business experts and examination of current and emerging business issues
- Internships - hands-on work experience to support students' personal and professional goals
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