O que eu aprenderei?

Students in the PSM program in nanoscience are provided opportunities to pursue advanced training in nanoscale science, technology and engineering while simultaneously developing professional and business skills. Students work directly with research faculty on real-world projects, learn specific technical skills necessary to solve practical problems, directly dialogue with industry leaders, and communicate to broad audiences.

Program Description

Degree Awarded: PSM Nanoscience

The PSM in nanoscience is a cohesive program of transdisciplinary courses that provide the knowledge base required for research and innovation in nanoscience. The program incorporates courses in:

  • chemistry and biochemistry
  • electrical engineering
  • materials science
  • physics

Commercial innovation is a particular target goal of the degree, including applications in:

  • biochemistry and sensing technology
  • biophysics and biomedical technology
  • nanomaterials and nanoscale devices

The Professional Science Master's degree program in nanoscience is suitable for working professionals as well as for students who have obtained a traditional bachelor's degree or master's degree in related fields.

Degree Requirements

30 credit hours including the required applied project course (NAN 593)

The program does not require a thesis. Rather, the applied project forms the basis of the final capstone presentation.

Required Core (5 credit hours)

NAN 505 Nanoscience and Society (2) or NAN 506 Innovation and IP Management (2)

NAN 571 Quantum Physics (3) or NAN 544 Introduction to Nanoscience (3)

Electives or Research (15 credit hours)

Other Requirements (4 credit hours)

NAN 591 Professional Seminar (4)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)

NAN 593 Applied Project (6)

Additional Curriculum Information

Students must take either NAN 505 or NAN 506. Students may also take the other course as an elective.

Students with a physical science or engineering background should take NAN 571 Quantum Physics and students with a biochemistry or life sciences background should take NAN 544 Introduction to Nanoscience.

The program includes a two-semester, student-centered professional seminar in which emerges the central role of the program as a vehicle for innovation. During the spring semester and summer session, students conduct an individual applied project in association with a research group. Throughout the program, students interact with research faculty and other students in a variety of disciplines related to nanoscience. Students also meet with visiting speakers and industrialists in the professional seminar as well as in other seminars.

If taken full time, the PSM in nanoscience can be completed in 12 months (fall semester, spring semester and two eight-week summer sessions). Another option is the two-year, part-time program, which allows prospective students and their employers flexibility in scheduling the program of study.

Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved electives. Many of the requisite elective courses are currently offered within the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Most are cross-listed with other units.

De qual departamento farei parte?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (32 horas de crédito)

US$25.200,00 (R$ 108.269) por ano
Data de início

20 Agosto 2020


Arizona State University

Tempe Campus,



85287, United States

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Graduate applicants must have a U.S. bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent from an officially recognized institution. Applicants must have also maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate coursework (4.00 = “A”). English language requirements: TOEFL: minimum 80 (iBT), 550 (PBT). IELTS: minimum 6.5, PTE: minimum 60.

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in physics, chemistry or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

English proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Score of at least 550 (pBT) or 80 (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall band score of the academic test of at least 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of at least 60.