Admission Requirements

Recruitment for the PSM program occurs throughout the year with new students admitted in Fall and Spring semesters. Students are encouraged to make a formal application at least two months in advance of the start of the semester to allow adequate time for application review.

Below are recommended dates of application:

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: November 1

Students must meet all Graduate College admission criteria or Graduate College admission criteria including english proficiency (Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL - or equivalent) for non-native English speakers if applicable.

Applicants should also meet the following program-specific admission criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree in physics, chemistry or a related field* from a regionally-accredited institution. (*For example: Materials Science, Chemical or Electrical Engineering)
  • An official ASU online graduate application.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • A statement of purpose outlining your research interests and why you want to apply to the Professional Science Master's program.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s work and/or studies relevant to the program. The recommendation forms can be found below. Please either email them to Araceli.Vizcarra@asu.edu. Please have your referees use this template 

Graduate Record Examination scores are not required, but will be taken into consideration if submitted.

For questions or assistance, contact us at nanoscience@asu.edu. You may also consult a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).