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BS (Genetics & Cell Biology) + PSM (BS + PSM Program)

Jun 20, 2013
The School of Molecular Biosciences offers a combined  BS+PSM program that will allow high achieving students to earn a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Genetics & Cell Biology and a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in five years (in the BS + PSM program).  Students will apply to the Graduate School early in the spring of year 3 and if successful, will be admitted to the program in the spring of year 4 (senior year).  Admission to the BS+PSM program will be determined based on the SMB PSM application, grade on a Cumulative Exam* and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.  Students admitted to the BS+PSM program will graduate with the BS degree in the fall semester of year 4  with 120 credits, and will graduate with the PSM degree after 3 more semesters of study (minimum of 30 credits).  The PSM courses can all be earned on the Pullman campus or online.  Please see here for more information or contact Norah McCabe at with questions.


PSM Online Information Sessions

Professor Norah McCabe and Graduate Academic Coordinator Tami Breske offer online information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the PSM degree. Request Information to sign-upfor one of the spring semester sessions listed below.  All listed times are Pacific Time.

  • March 18 at 5:00 PM
  • March 31 at 12:00 PM
  • April 15 at 5:00 PM
  • April 28 at 12:00 PM
  • May 6 at 5:00 PM
  • May 14 at 12:00 PM
  • May 19 at 5:00 PM
  • May 26 at 12:00 PM

Application deadline for fall 2021 is June 1.

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