5 Emerging Programs for 2023

Hundreds of participants joined the Gray team on 
Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 2:00 pm ET for our 4th Annual Five Emerging Programs to Watch Webinar.


If you are interested in learning more about the emerging programs we covered, please reach out to us at info@grayassociates.com 

Evaluating the potential of emerging programs is both an art and a science. Gray Associates has combed through multiple authoritative sources to find the emerging academic programs that have the most potential. This webinar series breaks down programs that should be on your radar for 2023 and then guides you through evaluating each one.

What programs will make the list this year? Join us on January 12th to hear Gray’s thoughts on Five Emerging Academic Programs. The webinar will help you answer four critical questions:

  1. What five substantial new program opportunities will emerge in the next decade?
  2. What are the pros and cons of launching an emerging program?
  3. How should you evaluate them?
  4. Are they appropriate for your college or university?


Our 4th Annual Five Emerging Programs to Watch Webinar Has Ended

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New and Emerging Programs – Where Are They Now?

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We’ve seen an explosion of AI-related courses and programs across higher education, mainly within engineering and computer science departments, but AI isn’t just for “left-brainers.” Artists, musicians, and other “right-brain” aficionados are using AI to enhance the creative process and even generate new creative works. While creative AI still has a long way to go, it’s clear that AI technology will have to be considered in the workforce and in educating students.

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