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General Articles about professional science master's degrees and skills needed for the 21st century workforce

A Degree and Job Skills too
2015 Edition
US News

Practical Graduate Education Becomes a Movement Within Science Disciplines
April 2014
US News

A Guide to Professional Science Master's

Scientific American
March 2014
Masters of Industry

New York Times
March 2014
A degree where Techie meets Business Smarts

February 2014

Many students turning to Professional Science Master's Programs.

August 2013
 Tech Crunch: Hublished, the platform for expert webinars, goes live
January 2012
Wanted: B.S. and M.S. Scientists in Life Sciences Industries

October 2011
Council of Graduate Schools
History of the Development of the Professional Science Master's Degree

The Atlantic
June 2011
Post-Secondary Education in the 21st Century: Students and Institutions
Most Important Skills for 21st Century Students

The New York Times
June 2011
Adriana Gardella
Why Women Have an Advantage in Technology

The Atlantic
June 2011
Eric Qualman
10 Skills for the Future Workforce

John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
May 2010
H. Salzman and L. Lynn
Engineering and Engineering Skills: What's really needed for global competitiveness"

American Physical Society News
May 2010
Eleanor L. Babco, M. Nancy Vincent, and Donald N. Langenberg
Training Physics Professionals for the Nonacademic Workforce

November 14, 2009
Fareed Zakaria
Is America Losing Its Mojo?

October 14, 2008
Bill Aulet
How to Build a Successful Innovation Ecosystem: Educate, Network, and Celebrate

NJ BIZ The Daily
June 4, 2010
Evelyn Lee
Rutgers to receive $700,000 grant from National Science Foundation

The New York Times
December 30, 2009
Nancy Hass
Ten Master's of the New Universe

The New York Times
October 20, 2009
Thomas L. Friedman
The New Untouchables

The Wall Street Journal
January 26, 2009
Sarah E. Needleman
Doing the Math to Find the Good Jobs

The New York Times
August 27, 2009
Donald Langenberg
A Hybrid Degree

July 2009
Professional Science Master's Update: The Internship Component

March 27, 2009
Rita R. Colwell
Professional Science Master's Programs Merit Wider Support

The Southern
March 25, 2009
Press Release
New master's degree focuses on energy

SF State News
March 19, 2009
Press Release
$1.7M Grant will prepare Stem Cell Researchers

Science News
February 14, 2009
Janet Raloff
AAAS: The New Masters of Science

Association for Women in Science
Winter, 2009
Eleanor Babco & Nancy Vincent
So You Want to Work in Business?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 10, 2009
Anya Sostek
Universities Adjusting to Meet New Demands

Nature Magazine
May 2009
Genevive Bjorn
A Master's Degree with a Business Spin Gains Popularity

Science Careers
July 3, 2009
Beryl Lieff Benderly
Taken for Granted: An Alternative to the Ph.D. Track


Science Professionals- Master's Education for a Competitive World
(National Research Council, 2008)

Information about the Professional Science Master's Program across the U.S.:

  • Council of Graduate Schools Professional Science Master's Program

  • National Professional Science Master's Association

  • Rutgers Research News