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Requirements for the PSM Program

Today’s professionals in the maritime sectors of industry and government are expected to help develop policy options and manage natural resources based on the best science and technology. Similarly, technologists, engineers, and scientists are faced with managing personnel, funds, and businesses in challenging fiscal and policy environments.

The Professional Science Masters (PSM) offers an opportunity for students who wish to pursue a non-thesis degree that focuses on science management. IMS now offers the Coastal and Ocean Administration, Science and Technology (COAST) track which blends a study of science with coursework in management, policy, or law. The COAST track also has a strong emphasis on writing and communication skills.

This unique combination will allow students to enter the workforce immediately as science professionals, working in organizations that specialize in the sciences. For those already in the workforce, the PSM is an excellent way to broaden their knowledge of both the science and business practices of their employer.

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