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Build Your Degree

Our Professional Science Master in Applied Science and Technology degree is flexible to meet your needs. Choose classes from the degree's vast course catalog that satisfy your interests and align to your career goals. Start classes anytime during the year. Take classes online, in-person at the K-State Olathe campus or a combination of two. The degree program is designed to fit your life. 

Course sequence examples

The PSM degree can be earned in one or two years, depending on the student's preference. Examples are below of what the course load would look like for both one- and two-year PSM degree programs. 

One-Year Course Sequence

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Two-Year Course Sequence

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Example course schedule for a two-year student

An example course schedule for a student earning a PSM in two years and who is concentrating on food policy.

Course Sequence Example

Course catalog 

Courses for the PSM degree range from human nutrition to statistics. See what classes are offered.  

Graduate certificate route

As part of the PSM program, K-State Olathe offers two graduate certificates that let you build knowledge in advanced sciences and develop the professional expertise employers are seeking. Both certificates plus a capstone experience can be used toward earning a Professional Science Master in Applied Science and Technology.

Learn more
Professional Interdisciplinary Sciences graduate certificate

This 12-credit hour graduate certificate delivers scientific and technical skills that employers value in the Greater Kansas City area's animal health and food sectors. See more about the certificate.

Professional Skills for STEM Practitioners graduate certificate

This 15-credit hour graduate certificate offers working professionals management, communication and critical thinking skills necessary for leadership roles in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM — industries and fields. See more about the certificate.

PSM flowchart



PSM Specific Questions

Becky Stuteville
PSM Program Director

General Enrollment Questions

Kimberly Ramacciotti
Director of Student Services

Program brochure

PSM brochure

Download the brochure for this academic program (pdf format).