Arizona State University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Nanoscience


Program in Sociology

Tempe, AZ 85287

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PSM in Nanoscience

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Nanoscience is a transdisciplinary subject spanning physics, chemistry and biochemistry, materials and electrical engineering. It concerns the properties of atomic and molecular assemblies (composed of tens, hundreds, or thousands of atoms) under an extraordinarily wide range of conditions and geometries. Nanoscience is a prime target of both federal funding and high-tech industrial investment. It is expected to have profound impact on a broad range of technologies such as nanoelectronics, biosensors and nanomedicine over the coming decade. At Arizona State University, a multidisciplinary approach to research has forged successful efforts between physics, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering and the life sciences. This success is also realized through productive collaboration with our industry partners - bringing global attention to the research efforts in the Valley of the Sun. Nanoscience is, without a doubt, a significant example of interdisciplinary success at ASU. The Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree involves graduates students in nanoscience within this interdisciplinary setting and in a professional environment. The program is intentionally designed to accommodate students - particularly working professionals - wanting to obtain their degree in a fast-track, immersive atmosphere without sacrificing quality. This 30-credit-hour PSM program is described at; it is studied on either a 12-month full-time or 24-month part-time basis. Core courses (15 hours) are taken by all students. These include Professional seminar, Nanoscience and Society, and Innovation and IP Management. A 6 credit-hour applied project is presented at the final capstone presentation. Three major options span: Nano-materials and Nano-electronics; Biophysics and Bio-nanotechnology; Biophysics, Biochemistry and Sensors.


This degree program is a member of the national PSM organization

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL (or equivalent) score for non-native English speakers is required.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.
ASU FAFSA Code: 001081.

Locale: Midsize City

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