Prospective Students


  Apply Now for Fall 2018 admission!


  Fall 2018 Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2018, for international applicants and July 1, 2018, for domestic applicants.


Admitted for Fall 2017?  Visit the Orientation page for important information and action items for you to take to enroll in the fall term.

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 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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