Professional Science Master’s Program’s Executive Director Elected to National Board

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Dr. Deborah Silver, executive director of Rutgers’ Professional Science Master’s Program (PSM) and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected vice president of the board of the National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPMSA).

The NPMSA promotes and supports the growth and development of professional science master’s degree programs. 

Silver has been the executive director for the past three years and is a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to heading the PSM program, she was associate dean for continuing and professional education for the Rutgers School of Engineering.

The PSM program at Rutgers is part of a national movement of professional science master’s programs that combines master’s level study in science or engineering with courses in business and policy. Rutgers is the only university in New Jersey that offers a statewide master of business and science degree through partnerships at the university’s campuses in New Brunswick, Camden and Newark.

The professional science master’s is geared toward professionals in science, technology and engineering who are interested in further developing their technical skills, acquiring a core set of business skills, or developing leadership, business, technical and entrepreneurship skills. It is an alternative to the traditional master’s or MBA degree.

Currently, the PSM is offered in more than two dozen disciplines including analytics; drug discovery and development, biotechnology and genomics, personal care science, engineering, food science; and information technology.

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