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