Smart new degrees: Innovative master’s programs drawn from a savvy mix of specialties can give a big boost to your career

April 2, 2001

Students are seeking master’s degrees because they have become the passport to entry-level jobs in many fields, or at least the key to moving up the ladder. Meanwhile, working professionals just want to keep their jobs. With business and technology seeping into nursing, education, science, public policy, and diplomacy, employees must learn new skills or risk being passed over.