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Higher Ed in the News

Master's degrees to fit every niche & new culture twist

January 5, 2010

Nearly twice as many master's degrees were awarded in 2008 than in 1980. While there is an argument to be made that the tight focus on highly specialized career training dilutes the mission of the academy, many say the trend is merely a recognition of modern realities.

There are degrees to fit every niche and new twist in the culture. Following are profiles of just a handful of the new and sometimes "extremely unconventional" master's programs.

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