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 2021 Plans

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Szymon and Maggie discuss internships at 2021 IL PSM Poster Showcase

2021 Poster Showcase

Illinois PSM students presented their internship experiences during the annual Illinois Professional Science Master's Poster Showcase on September 22.

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Fall 2021 Admissions Events

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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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