What is PSM?

A Professional Science Master's Degree (PSM) is a unique Master's degree with a dual emphasis on science training and professional development. It is designed specifically to prepare students to move directly from school or another career into a new career.

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What is Forensic Chemistry?

The Temple PSM Forensic Chemistry has been designed for recent graduates and professionals who have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Forensic Chemistry offers students a portfolio of knowledge and experiences that will enable them to tackle issues in forensic chemistry. The program will provide students with (a) a theoretical understanding of major concepts in forensic chemistry, (b) a range of practical skills in forensic chemistry, and (c) knowledge and skills applicable to academia, industry and government. A BS in chemistry is a prerequisite.

The PSM in Forensic Chemistry will:

  • Prepare graduates for a wide range of positions in the public and private sector, affecting criminal investigation and prosecution, civil litigation, legal reform, homeland security, and the advancement of technology
  • Provide students with the scientific knowledge, managerial skills and professional qualities necessary for employment in their field
  • Develop and strengthen employment-related problem solving abilities
  • Positively impact the forensic chemistry and legal communities through scholarship

The program requires attendance at two different locations: