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Poor Job Market Blunts Impact of New Master's Programs

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Science  08 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5634, pp. 752-753
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5634.752

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Believing that industry needs graduates with both scientific and professional skills, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has funded professional science master's programs at 30 universities. But the tradition of doctoral-level training and a poor economy pose difficult obstacles for the fledgling programs.