Professional Science Masters

Asynchronous Online | 30-Credit | 7-Week Sessions

Unlock your potential by blending science expertise and professional leadership to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

The Professional Science Masters (PSM) program combines business or public-sector courses with a science certificate. This program is a non-thesis graduate program that prepares students through coursework that develops professional leadership skills and discipline-specific expertise applicable in rapidly evolving scientific fields.

The courses that comprise this 30 to 33-credit degree help students develop practical interpersonal, leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills in order to apply them successfully in a specific area of study.

The PSM requires the completion of a graduate certificate in a science field, four professional courses, at least one capstone/practicum, and an additional relevant graduate-level course(s) from the URI Online portfolio as elective with Program Director approval.

Fall 2024 Dates

7/30Application Deadline
9/3Classes Begin

Certificate Programs

Professional Courses

BUS502 – Leadership
(3 crs.) The course introduces basic principles and theories of leadership, explores the concepts of emotional intelligence, communication, motivation, accountability, interprofessional team building and leadership development.

BUS506 – Operations and Project Management
(3 crs.) The course is devoted to the factors that impact the design, improvement, and management of operations and project management.

BUS509 – Law and Ethics
(3 crs.) The course introduces basic legal and ethical principles that are relevant in industry.

BUS515 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practicum
(3 crs.) This course applies business concepts in an experiential setting.

  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement that includes:
    • Relevant work experience
    • Reasons for applying to the online program at URI

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