The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Advanced Certificate Program allows students to pursue advanced training in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without an MBA. The program educates students in their chosen field of study while providing them with exposure and training in business, communications and ethics.

More than 240 PSM programs are now offered by over 100 major universities across the United States, including many other SUNY campuses. At the University at Buffalo, the PSM program is a combination of a graduate level science degree and an advanced graduate certificate in Professional Science Management. Students apply to a “home department” graduate degree program, where they would receive their science training. Participating “home departments” are: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences, Math, Natural Science Interdisciplinary and Physics. In addition, students simultaneously apply to the Professional Science Master's Advanced Certificate Program to receive additional training in computation, business, and ethics – as well as complete a semester-long internship.

Upon graduation, students receive two credentials: (1) A graduate level degree from their home department; and, (2) An Advanced Certificate in Professional Science.

Please Mr. Brant Kresovich with any questions you have about the program.