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Professional Networking


NPSMA Ambassador Program

The NPSMA Ambassador program serves as a networking association for students and alumni. Students and alumni will become associated with NPSMA and subsequently gain access to the various resources NPSMA has to offer as well as their extensive network of alumni and employers. Students can look forward to chapter events, mentoring and internships. Contact your advisor for more information.


Course Offerings

Selected courses have been pre-approved by the PSM Workgroup Committee as eligible to fulfill the requirements for Professional Skills Courses. Browse the list to find courses you may find of interest and then contact your departmental advisor to certify the courses will fulfill your program requirements. 

*Please note: It is vital that you discuss the Professional Skills Course requirements of your program with your advisor before you register for any of the courses.


Financial Assistance  

The HBCU STEM Fellowship Program is offered to students who have graduated from a HBCU.  Applicants accepted into the program will receive up to $77,000 for tuition, fees, and living expenses for a two-year STEM masters program.  

  • Applicants must gain admission into Masters' level programs in STEM areas of study at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware or Washington, DC.  Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.  However, it does not include majors linked to direct patient care. 

  • The Fellowship Program is administered by the EAA and sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration, a U.S. Department of Energy agency.

  • Please visit the website,, for an application and additional information. 

The  National Minority STEM Fellowship Program also provides funding up to $77,000 for a two-year program.

  • Applicants must be residents of New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia or Maryland.

  • You can find information on the National Program at 

  • Information on other EAA programs can be found at