Client Success Story: Examining the Feasibility of a Proposed Program

“The research allowed us to convince people both internally and externally that the PSM was a doable project, and was instrumental in helping us gain the support we needed to launch the program.”

-Dr. Larry Gould, Provost

The Client

  • Fort Hays State University
  • Hays, KS
  • Masters granting institution
  • Public Institution
  • Approximately 8,250 undergraduate students

The Highlights

The Challenge: Fort Hays State University was interested in launching a new Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM) program but first wanted to examine the market landscape and demand to determine its feasibility.

The Solution: The Eduventures research team examined available secondary sources to quickly analyze the market for PSM programs. Among the questions addressed in the research were what institutions currently offer PSMs, What institutions will be launched them in the near future, and what are the potential barriers to entry.

The Results: Information from the research was used to put together for formal program proposal, which received approval to launch from the Board of Regents.


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