Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Professional Science Master's Degree

The long period required to earn a Ph.D. in much of science, and doubts about the suitability of present graduate training for non-academic jobs suggest that graduate schools might consider a different kind of graduate degree in addition to the Ph.D.  In this program, the Foundation made grants that encouraged and promote the development of the Professional Science Master's degree, a two-year degree, heavily oriented toward coursework that provides a sound basis for work outside academia in scientific and technical fields. 

Active grantmaking in this program ended in 2010.  The Foundation is no longer accepting grant proposals in this program.

Program Director:
Elizabeth S. Boylan Bio