Master's Education and the STEM Workforce

Funded by the National Science Foundation (grant number 2100343), CGS’s  initiative on master’s education and the STEM workforce aims to understand the roles of master’s education providing current and future professionals with new and emerging skills and knowledge. In collaboration with CGS member universities across the United States, we are collecting and analyzing data about educational trajectories and career plans from master’s degree recipients across all fields of study. This information has the potential to help universities better support the career success of their master’s alumni, and will provide the research and policy communities with critically needed information on the contributions of master’s degree holders to the STEM workforce. The data resulting from this project also have the potential to shed light on factors that support, or inhibit, the diversity of the STEM workforce in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (NSF #2100343). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Julia Kent