1. What can they learn from the way graduate-level professional programs in fields such as business, public policy, public health, and engineering developed to meet employer needs?

  2. What findings and conclusions about appropriate goals and effective practices for enhancing master’s education in the natural sciences can be drawn from the answers to the preceding questions?

  3. What recommended next steps can the committee provide for stakeholders—students, faculty, department chairs, university administrators, employers, federal agencies and policymaking bodies—concerned with enhancing master’s-level professional education?

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