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Professional Science Masters

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Natural Resources and Environmental Science is an innovative interdisciplinary degree that prepares graduates for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit sectors, and focuses on sustainability science as it applies to natural resources and the environment.

The University of Idaho PSM degree is one of a few in the nation that specializes in natural resources, environmental science, and water resources.

Why the PSM?

Watch the video below to learn how the PSM will give you a professional edge through its unique and innovative training.



The Professional Science Master's degree combines rigorous study in science with training in management and communication skills necessary for a successful professional career. Graduates of the program will have advanced scientific skills and will be able to work effectively with business and industry.

Quick Facts

Required Credits: 35 

Minimum GPA for Admission: 3.0

Costs: $438/credit plus a $35/credit web fee for online courses

GRE: not required

Transfer Credit: up to 12 graduate credits may be transferred into the PSM program 
"I'm working as a program consultant for an environmental consulting firm. One of the internships that I did while in the PSM program was directly related and a huge boon to my qualifications for this job.

I think the PSM degree was very attractive to my employer and the professional courses have helped immensely in my transition from student to professional."

 - Drew Brauer, '11