Author(s): DeCillis, M. Daniel; King, Donna; Koehler, Gus A.; Koehler-Jones, Victoria
Release Date: January 10, 2005 | Last Updated Date: January 10, 2005
In 2004, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed requested that CCST assist a coalition of 17 CSU campuses seeking to establish or enhance a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program with the assistance of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation by conducting a qualitative study on the interest level of business and industry.
The PSM is a two-year masters level program that is designed to prepare professionals for work outside academia, that combines a theoretical knowledge with practical applications and business acumen. Several institutions in California already offer PSM degrees. In addition to several CSU campuses, programs are offered at the University of Southern California, Stanford, and at some University of California campuses.
This project was conducted with support from the CSU campus coalition and the CSU Chancellors Office.