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JumpStart master’s program approach using innovative specializations to grow new degrees

The JumpStart Master’s program approach enables units to leverage existing master’s programs to test the market for a new degree as part of their innovative curriculum engine. This approach allows for swift responses to market needs and the exploration of innovative ideas. Keep in mind that the JumpStart Master’s program approach leverages existing curricular options and resources in your unit (e.g., courses, certificates, specializations). The first step in this approach is to pilot a specialization within an existing degree for a period of time (i.e., 2–3 years). Close monitoring of enrollment is key to determine the viability of these specializations. To assist you with this approach, we worked with ASU units (e.g., Law) to gather best practices and offer you the following planning and implementation considerations, plus an example.

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