Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology, Professional Science Master's Concentration

Students in the Plant Biotechnology PSM typically complete the program in 16 months, consisting of 3 full-time, on-campus semesters and a summer internship. The 42 credit hour curriculum requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of approved science coursework determined in consultation with the candidate’s Plant Biology adviser. As a result of approved non-thesis research and team industry projects, students may apply a maximum of 6 semester hours of IB 590 Individual Topics credit toward their science coursework. The PSM concentration requires 10 semester hours of business courses approved by the Illinois PSM Program. PSM 555, PSM 501, PSM 502, and PSM 503 are required and may be taken for 0 or 1 credit hour, but cannot be applied to the required hours for either the science or business curriculum. Enrollment in PSM 555 is required in the summer term during which the internship is completed; PSM specific summer tuition is assessed. Students must enroll full-time in the fall and spring terms (12 or more hours). 

Science electives selected in consultation with advisor29
CPSC 598Seminar (Biotechnology section, 3 semesters)3
Adv Studies in Crop Sciences (8 max applied toward degree,(optional and found in the Science Electives List))
PSM Concentration courses10
PSM 555PSM Internship (0 min)0
PSM Seminar 10
PSM Industry Seminar I
PSM Industry Seminar II
PSM Industry Seminar III
Total Hours42

Other Requirements2

Other requirements may overlap
A concentration is required.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Students must enroll full-time in the fall and spring terms (12 or more hours)
Transfer credit from Illinois or other institutions is not permitted
Minimum GPA: 3.0