National Professional Science Master's Association

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

As the National Professional Science Master’s Association assumes several responsibilities previously met by the Commission on Affiliation of PSM Programs at KGI (the Commission will end in June - Joint Commission), there are many questions about what PSM Programs can expect from the NPSMA going forward.

Here is a list of the FAQs we here the most with answers. Have other questions? Contact coordinator@npsma.org

  1. What does this mean for program recognition? The NPSMA will continue to recognize PSM programs. NPSMA is actively reviewing the affiliation process this summer and will propose a simple, cost effective approach to program recognition no later than January 2020. 
  2. I direct a currently affiliated PSM program.  Do I need to do anything? No. Nothing changes now EXCEPT the likelihood that your annual fees will be REDUCED.  NPSMA membership dues are $500 per program with a maximum of $2000 per institution.  A single invoice from NPSMA will be issued annually.   
  3. Is this an opportunity for previously affiliated/approved PSM Programs?  The NPSMA invites formerly approved programs to formally rejoin the PSM community as members of the Association.  Write NPSMA at coordinator@npsma.org for additional information.
  4. I’d like to start a new PSM program.   What should I do? Individuals interested in starting new PSM programs should join as NPSMA Professional Members ($125 annual dues) to receive NPSMA publications, communications, and expert advice on starting new programs. Write NPSMA at coordinator@npsma.org for additional information.
  5. What are the benefits of becoming an NPSMA Program Member?
    • Expert assistance on creating, launching, and expanding PSM programs
    • NPSMA initiatives to promote the PSM nationally
    • NPSMA communications (“Ask NPSMA”) and publications (annual issues of THE INNOVATOR and the PSM Alumni and Graduation Chronicle, monthly PSM News)
    • National exposure of your program on professionalsciencemasters.org including the Program Locator
    • Discounted registrations for the Annual NPSMA Conference and Pre-conference Workshop
    • Certificates or Digital Badges for Graduates
    • Use of NPSMA Member Logo and Trademarked PSM Logo
    • Templates for Program Promotion and Marketing.

    Join us at the 2019 NPSMA National Conference and Pre-conference Workshop to learn more and provide your input into these new directions.

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