News and Events

Wed, 09/14/2016

Interested in the Illinois PSM and want to learn more? Check to see if you are one of our stops!

Illinois State University: Agriculture Career Day; Tuesday, September 20, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ohio State University: CFAES Career Day; Thursday, September 29th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Purdue University: Agriculture Career Fair; Tuesday, October 4th, 9:30 am - 3:30pm
University of Illinois: ACES Career Fair; Thursday, October 6th; 1:30 -6:00 pm
                                 Graduate and Professional School Fair; Wednesday, October 19th; 1:30 -6:00 pm
Iowa State University: Agriculture & Life Sciences Career Day, Tuesday, October 11th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bradley University: Graduate & Professional School Fair; Tuesday, October 25, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Mon, 08/01/2016

Applications for Fall 2017 admission are now open! 

Fall 2017 Programs include:

  • Agricultural Production (Animal, Crop or Sustainable Production Systems)
  • Bioenergy
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Technical Systems Management.
Wed, 06/01/2016

Final reminder that the application deadline for international students is June 15th and domestic students is July 1st. Apply today to be considered for Fall 2016 admission! Applications received after the deadline will be considered for Fall 2017.

Tue, 03/01/2016
Interested in obtaining a master's degree that enhances your science knowledge and prepares you for a career in industry? Learn more about our Science + Business degrees at one of our upcoming events!


Information Sessions: Learn more about the Illinois PSM program from PSM faculty and current students. Topics of discussion will include the benefits of a PSM degree, what makes it different from a traditional M.S. and where our graduates end up. Snacks provided. Our final spring info session will be held April 5th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the ACES Library Sims Executive Room. RSVP

ExplorACES: Are you planning on attending ExplorACES? Meet Illinois PSM Director Natalie Bosecker and current students at our one hour meet and greet from 10:00 - 11:00 am in 291 Bevier Hall. Please RSVP by emailing us at 


Drop-In Hours: The perfect way to get quick information about the Illinois PSM.  Stop by the ACES Library Lobby one of our many drop-in dates to speak with a PSM representative.

Spring 2016 Schedule

March 8: Drop-In Hours from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

March 12: ExplorACES meet and greet from 10:00 am - 11:00 am in 291 Bevier Hall

March 16: Drop-In Hours from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

March 30: Drop-In Hours from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

April 4: Drop-In Hours from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

April 5: Information Session in ACES Library Sims Room, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

April 12: Drop-In Hours from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

April 20: Drop-In Hours from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

April 26: Drop-In Hours from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Thu, 01/28/2016

Illinois PSM welcomes you to join us for an interactive webinar on February 25, 2016, from 1:00- 2:00 pm CST.  The webinar will highlight the program and include insight from Illinois PSM alumni and current students (see below).  Prospective students will learn about the Illinois PSM, how it differs from other graduate degrees and the value this type of degrees to not only themselves but to future employers.  

Register for the Illinois PSM Webinar here: Register Now

How to join the webinar:

1. Follow this link to join our FREE webinar at the specified time and date.  

2. Check the "Install Lync Web App plug-in" box and click "Join the meeting" (Note: installing the plug-in may take a few minutes) 

3.  Choose one of the following audio options once you are inside the meeting

Audio Options:

  1. Use your computer microphone and speakers 
  2. Have the meeting call you
  3. Use your phone to dial in using one of the below numbers:

+1 217 332 6338 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)

+1 312 994 8410 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)  

+1 888 983 3631 (Site1-Dialin-region)                            English (United States)  


Please feel free to share the link with others, so they may learn more about the Illinois PSM as well.

The webinar content will be available at a later date on our website and social media outlets.

Presenter:  Miranda Buss is the Assistant Director for the Illinois Professional Science Master's program as well as a 2012 graduate of the Illinois PSM program.  Prior to joining the Illinois PSM staff, she was a marketing specialist for AGCO Corporation.

Alumni & Student Panelist Information Coming soon!