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Meeting Workforce Demand in High-Technology Sectors

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Science of Master’s (PSM) Applied & Industrial Chemistry

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College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Department of Chemistry

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2012

The proposed PSM program Applied Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry provides effective education and training of its students to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow.

The challenges our world faces ahead will require more than technical knowledge, but an awareness of the need for companies to create economical, safe and clean solutions to problems. The unique PSM curriculum offers advanced training in science while giving students the professional development skills suited for rising to manager level position within a company.

What are the career prospects?

Employers recognize the value of the PSM candidate in any field of the chemical industry including:  material science, biotechnology, pharmaceutics, petrochemicals, R&D, and manufacturing.   These industries understand their employees need more than science backgrounds and must be able to communicate effectively and have a keen sense of management and business practices.  This program is tailored to provide you with all these capabilities which are highly desired by chemical industry.

Some potential industry partners, with whom the chemistry faculty have a longstanding track record of collaborative technology partnerships, include the following Western PA companies: 

  • II-VI Corporation
  • Amstar Corporation
  • Alcoa, Air Products
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Calgon Carbon
  • Coppers
  • Crucible Research
  • Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Fluorus Technologies
  • Gulf Oil
  • Keiser Security
  • Nascent Services, Inc.
  • National Guard
  • Nova Chemical 
  • PPG

Is the Professional Science of Master’s (PSM) Applied & Industrial Chemistry for me?

Recent BS/BA chemistry or biochemistry graduates, current employees in industry looking for advancement to a management position, or applicants just interested in a cross disciplinary degree can have their needs met through this program. The PSM degree is evolving to become the normal expectation of the career professional. Those wanting to later pursue a PhD will also find the rewards in having the PSM education.

For more information, please contact:

Keith Kyler
Asistant Professor of Chemistry

George Long
Chair of Chemistry

John Ford
Professor of Chemistry

John Woolcock
Professor of Chemistry