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PSM News for February 2019

2019 NPSMA Annual Conference: Professional Science Master's Serving Workforce Needs

Plan to join us on November 6-8, 2019 for the National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The Conference will focus on the PSM and workforce needs. Details to come and registration will open in May.

Join us for "Ask NPSMA" Webinars

    • February 28, 2019, 3PM EST. Courtney ThorntonNPSMA Past President, will lead a discussion on the "NPSMA: 2018 Year in Review and Looking Ahead." 

To join, visit on the dates/times listed above. “Ask NPSMA” will be on spring break during March and will return on April, 16 and May, 23, 2019.

Graduation Season is Approaching: Order Certificates for Your Students Now

The Commission on Affiliation of Professional Science Master’s Programs is pleased to continue offering PSM certificates of completion to graduates of affiliated programs. To request this service, please send: 1) a list of names of your Spring 2019 graduates, 2) names of program director(s) or other program official(s), and 3) dates to be shown on the certificate to by April 15, 2019.

We expect to prepare these and send electronically before the date you provide for the certificates. PSM Alumni may also request certificates by filling out the request form for the PSM certificate of completion found at Questions? Contact us at or (909) 607-9368.

Publish in NPSMA's 2019 Periodicals

    • PSM Alumni and Graduation Chronicle. Submit a short (about 350 words) profile of one of your program’s alumni success stories by June 1, 2019CHRONICLE guidelines.
    • INNOVATOR. Submit a feature article, in practice piece or opinion commentary by July 1, 2019INNOVATOR guidelines.

We also seek volunteers to serve on the Editorial Board or as Reviewers. If interested, please send an email to  

In Case You Missed It ...

    • PSM Community: Please share your templates for PSM Individual Development Plans by sending them to
    • Funding Opportunity: The National Science Foundation FY 2019 supplemental funding for doctoral and master’s students to pursue non-academic internships. Due Date May 1, 2019.
    • National Service Opportunity: Volunteer to serve the PSM community by joining an NPSMA Committee. Contact for more information.


2019 NPSMA National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop

Salt Lake City, Utah / November 6-8

Events will be held at the University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center. 

Preliminary Programs and additional details coming soon.

Registration will open in May 2019!

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