Therefore, to truly enable economic mobility in our society, we must acknowledge the master’s degree’s growing role as employers’ preferred or required educational qualification for many middle and professional-class jobs. Furthermore, in addition to the economic benefits of master’s-level education to individuals and employers, researchers have illustrated that greater levels of educational attainment are associated with higher levels of societal and community engagement and well-being."
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:
The author, Sean Gallagher, is chief strategy officer at Northeastern University. Does an evolved Master's degree have a stronger role to play in the future of some higher ed institutions?