Welcome to the PSM in Nanoscience at ASU

Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary 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, and areas of application.

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Nanoscience degree program consists of interdisciplinary courses that provide a knowledge base required for full appreciation of research and innovation in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Students choose courses in physics, chemistry and biochemistry, materials science, biotechnology, and intellectual property and innovation.

Commercial innovation is particularly emphasized throughout the program, including applications in Semiconductor Electronics and Optoelectronics, Energy and Nanomaterials, Sensors, Nanomedicine and Healthcare.

The PSM in Nanoscience program may be completed on either a full-time 12-month track or a part-time 24-month track. This intensive learning experience requires an Applied Project in lieu of a traditional thesis and takes place in an immersive, professional atmosphere.

Throughout the program, students engage with research faculty and peers in a variety of disciplines related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Visiting speakers and industry professionals interact with participants and enhance the program through their involvement in the Professional Seminar (NAN 591).

Over the last 2 years, we have launched three new 4+1 (Accelerated Degree) programs, geared towards ASU students in Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemistry. These options save students about a semester, so that they can obtain the BS (or BSE) degrees and the PSM in Nanoscience within 5 years.

Explore this site to find about our PSM in Nanoscience program at ASU, our Courses, our Faculty, our Current Students and Alumni. We will look forward to hearing from you once you have done so.


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