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Electrical Power Engineering PSM

Accreditation

Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Electrical Engineering at Washington State University (WSU) has been in existence for more than 100 years and electric power engineering has always been an important component of its curriculum. Its importance was enhanced in 1972 with the establishment of the Power Professorship Program. The main objective of this program and its successor, the Power Engineering Partnership program, is to enhance the power engineering component of the department’s offerings.

What is a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree?

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree is described as follows:

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree is a two-year graduate degree designed to fill a management need for technology-based companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Students pursue advanced training in science, while simultaneously developing valued business skills. Professional Science Master’s programs combine rigorous study in science and mathematics with coursework in management, policy, or law. Professional Science Master’s programs emphasize writing and communication skills, and man y include project management. Most PSM programs require a final project or team experience, as well as an internship in a business or public sector enterprise.

Developed in concert with industry, PSM programs are designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. Graduates are equipped to manage the breakthroughs that are created by the research teams. They can interact comfortably and intelligently with scientific researchers and business managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments. Courses such as policy or regulation are often included in programs designed for those interested in working in governmental agencies.