Professional Science Masters Programs in Biology

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  • The PSM programs are designed for STEM Bachelor’s degree holders to be empowered with Master’s degree and work experience relevant to the industries in the region. At this point all PSM graduates work in their field and are employed often before they graduate. Some graduates have continued to PhD programs and MD/ PhD programs.
    This program was initiated by Council of Graduate Schools and Sloan Foundation. http://www.sciencemasters.com/
    The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) is an innovative, new graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. PSM programs consist of two years of academic training in an emerging or interdisciplinary area, along with a professional component that may include internships and “cross-training” in workplace skills, such as business, communications, and regulatory affairs. All have been developed in concert with employers and are designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Temple University
    Organization Street Address: 1801 N. Broad Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19122
    Organization Phone Number: (215)204-8854
    Short Description of Organization:

    "Temple University is one of the largest universities in the United States -- and one of its most diverse and comprehensive public research institutions. Temple University also provides extensive opportunities in professional education, including dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine. The University ™s location in Philadelphia is a key element in forging a unique student experience. As the fifth largest U.S. city and second largest on the East Coast, the œCity of Brotherly Love  is a great place to be when books are put away and it's time to play.

    Temple has grown tremendously since its founding by Dr. Russell H. Conwell in 1884. Chartered as Temple College in 1888, it was incorporated as Temple University in 1907. Then, in 1965, by the Act of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Temple University became a state-related institution in the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

    Temple was designated one of only 99 public and private universities in the nation as a œRU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)  by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in its 2010 classification. Through various schools and colleges, the University offers more than 200 master ™s and doctoral degree programs and over 60 graduate certificates.

    Ours is a comprehensive public research university with a total student enrollment of approximately 37,000; more than 9,000 are graduate and professional students. We offer our programs at four regional campuses, including Main Campus, the Health Sciences Center Campus, and Center City Campus in Philadelphia, as well as at a major suburban campus at Ambler, PA. We also operate education centers in Fort Washington, PA, and Harrisburg, PA, and maintain international campuses in Tokyo, Japan, and Rome, Italy.

    Research is central to both master ™s and doctoral programs and provides faculty and students with opportunities to contribute to the development of new knowledge. Faculty members ™ research and other creative activities stimulate intellectual development and prepare graduates for a wide range of careers. At Temple University, opportunity abounds for students and faculty to engage in research and creative work. Because research is such a high priority at the university, a stimulating, supportive environment is fostered.
    https://www.temple.edu/grad/index.htm"

    Program Street Address: 1900 N 12th St
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19122
    Program Phone Number: (215)204-8842
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Environment Science
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Microbiology
    • Sports Science
    • Zoology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    North Philadelphia, Temple University, Main Campus

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • Evening
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): Other
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    This program is not restricted to anyone and the above list reflects those currently enrolled.

    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    "Temple has a disability resource center.
    http://disabilityresources.temple.edu/about-us
    Vision Statement

    We envision a learning community that values people with diverse abilities and demonstrates through its actions a deep commitment to the full inclusion of all its members.

    Mission Statement

    To advance Temple University ™s commitment to diversity and inclusion, Disability Resources and Services provides leadership to the university community to ensure that students with a disability have full access to the university experience."

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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  • If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    This program is not restricted to anyone and the above list reflects those currently enrolled.