Illinois Professional Science Master's

Programs of Study

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production
Advanced interdisciplinary education in science and agribusiness are the core of the agricultural production program. Students specialize in food and animal production, crop production, or sustainable production systems.
Bioprocessing & Bioenergy
Bioprocessing & Bioenergy
Bridging science and business in bioprocessing and sustainable bio-based energy and related biosciences.
Food Science & Human Nutrition
Food Science & Human Nutrition
Expertise in nutrition and food science, combined with business skills, provides many career options in the food, pharmaceutical, and ingredient sectors.
Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science
Capturing cutting-edge geospatial technologies to market and provide real-time information to consumers and businesses is the core of the geographic information science program.
Plant Biotechnology
Plant Biotechnology
The program prepares graduates to integrate business acuity with the top-notch science credentials demanded by a wide array of biotechnology careers in agriculture, medicine and environmental enterprises.
Technical Systems Management
Technical Systems Management
Graduates focus on the application of engineering principles, the study of technology used in agriculture, and the integration of business concepts in food and agricultural industries.

What is the Illinois PSM

The Illinois Professional Science Master’s (PSM) offers M.S. degree programs combining scientific knowledge and business know-how.

The programs are full-time, do not require a thesis, and are completed in 18-months — three semesters and one summer term.

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Fall 2020 Plans

The University of Illinois is providing instruction in person, on-line and by hybrid methods for Fall 2020. Graduate students must participate in a saliva test each week (as of Sept.

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Poster Showcase to highlight IL PSM Internships

Illinois PSM students will present information about his or her summer internship experience during the Illinois PSM Poster Showcase. This is a public event and we hope you will attend!

Eva Sztechmiler Brown PSM Alumni

Alumni Spotlight

Eva (Sztechmiler) Brown graduated from the Agricultural Production PSM program, where she specialized in sustainability production, in 2012.

Companies Our Students Work With

By the Numbers

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100% of IL PSM students have completed an internship!
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83% of IL PSM graduates are employed within 6 months
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25-35 students enroll annually, allowing personalized support
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