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  • 1. Department of Mathematical Sciences Professional Science Master’s Degree in Industrial Mathematics UMass Lowell faculty.uml.edu/math
2. Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Degree
  • An innovative degree that:
  • Prepares graduates for science careers in business, government, or non-profit sectors.
  • Combines rigorous study in science or mathematics with workforce skills-based coursework in business, management, and communications,
3. PSM Programs…
  • Emphasize the written and verbal communication skills, leadership, and team-building required in professional settings.
  • Provide connections to potential employers through internships.
  • Often include cross disciplinary courses.
4. Program Examples
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic Science
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Nanoscience
  • Environmental Science
  • Biosecurity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Applied Systematics
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Genetic Counseling
PSM programs are interdisciplinary in fields such as: 5. PSM Statistics
  • The PSM initiative began in 1997.
  • As of December 2009:
  • ~130 PSM programs
  • ~ 70 institutions
  • Programs in 25 states plus the District of Columbia
  • ~2,700 graduates as of 2008
  • UML Industrial Mathematics has since been added
6. Requirements Overview
  • Total credits:37
  • Math and Science:27 credits including a four course cluster:
    • Algorithms
    • Random Processes
    • Physics
    • Statistics
    • Others can be proposed and designed by student and advisor
  • Professional Courses:9 credits
    • Professional Communication (required)
    • Project Management, Market Research,Project Development… (2 of these)
  • Paid internship:1 credit(~350 hours)
http://faculty.uml.edu/math