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Table 304. Master's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2009-10
Field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien Total White Black His- panic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resi- dent alien
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
All fields, total 693,025 445,038 76,458 43,535 42,702 3,960 81,332 275,197 170,203 22,120 15,525 19,535 1,415 46,399 417,828 274,835 54,338 28,010 23,167 2,545 34,933
Agriculture and natural resources 5,211 3,849 176 199 195 46 746 2,509 1,901 75 86 79 22 346 2,702 1,948 101 113 116 24 400
Architecture and related services 7,280 4,826 348 439 509 28 1,130 4,012 2,789 176 259 216 12 560 3,268 2,037 172 180 293 16 570
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,775 955 176 198 146 32 268 654 361 60 86 45 7 95 1,121 594 116 112 101 25 173
Biological and biomedical sciences 10,725 6,273 608 523 1,441 54 1,826 4,611 2,750 193 210 656 27 775 6,114 3,523 415 313 785 27 1,051
Business 177,684 101,058 25,237 10,747 15,403 955 24,284 96,709 58,801 8,964 5,495 8,682 474 14,293 80,975 42,257 16,273 5,252 6,721 481 9,991
                                           
Communication, journalism, and related programs 7,636 4,779 821 491 375 41 1,129 2,410 1,641 189 145 98 14 323 5,226 3,138 632 346 277 27 806
Communications technologies 463 211 37 31 22 2 160 249 134 10 13 8 1 83 214 77 27 18 14 1 77
Computer and information sciences 17,953 6,174 1,324 694 1,752 54 7,955 13,017 4,828 772 537 1,193 42 5,645 4,936 1,346 552 157 559 12 2,310
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 182,139 138,974 19,258 12,985 5,054 1,060 4,808 41,296 31,858 4,069 2,833 1,050 275 1,211 140,843 107,116 15,189 10,152 4,004 785 3,597
                                           
Engineering 35,088 13,427 1,063 1,298 4,006 87 15,207 27,281 10,952 743 982 2,934 61 11,609 7,807 2,475 320 316 1,072 26 3,598
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  4,258 1,997 322 275 295 27 1,342 3,240 1,587 215 211 212 24 991 1,018 410 107 64 83 3 351
English language and literature/letters 9,201 7,474 478 504 312 63 370 3,006 2,486 112 188 85 25 110 6,195 4,988 366 316 227 38 260
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,580 1,808 333 135 98 21 185 362 256 44 15 10 1 36 2,218 1,552 289 120 88 20 149
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,755 2,099 84 567 213 36 756 1,254 754 27 183 59 10 221 2,501 1,345 57 384 154 26 535
                                           
Health professions and related programs 69,084 48,256 7,872 3,935 5,324 454 3,243 12,871 8,217 1,249 800 1,348 77 1,180 56,213 40,039 6,623 3,135 3,976 377 2,063
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 6,714 4,215 1,497 612 199 63 128 3,140 2,205 489 255 89 27 75 3,574 2,010 1,008 357 110 36 53
Legal professions and studies 5,734 1,861 320 222 289 28 3,014 2,803 978 101 98 125 14 1,487 2,931 883 219 124 164 14 1,527
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 3,804 2,797 366 232 143 27 239 1,522 1,129 112 84 66 7 124 2,282 1,668 254 148 77 20 115
Library science 7,448 6,217 369 449 279 42 92 1,394 1,156 61 87 61 6 23 6,054 5,061 308 362 218 36 69
                                           
Mathematics and statistics 5,634 2,532 166 167 472 12 2,285 3,376 1,564 113 113 253 4 1,329 2,258 968 53 54 219 8 956
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 5,973 4,039 462 426 368 51 627 2,118 1,479 131 127 115 10 256 3,855 2,560 331 299 253 41 371
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 5,617 4,296 546 232 146 27 370 3,032 2,307 301 121 86 12 205 2,585 1,989 245 111 60 15 165
                                           
Philosophy and religious studies 2,043 1,512 157 84 113 18 159 1,298 982 86 51 80 12 87 745 530 71 33 33 6 72
Physical sciences and science technologies 6,063 3,621 162 213 389 19 1,659 3,652 2,200 78 120 216 11 1,027 2,411 1,421 84 93 173 8 632
Precision production 10 8 1 0 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 1
Psychology 23,752 16,500 3,248 2,018 995 151 840 4,797 3,520 493 369 183 37 195 18,955 12,980 2,755 1,649 812 114 645
Public administration and social services 35,729 21,810 6,869 3,395 1,588 292 1,775 8,865 5,334 1,446 797 385 69 834 26,864 16,476 5,423 2,598 1,203 223 941
                                           
Social sciences and history 20,222 12,941 1,638 1,158 1,025 130 3,330 9,963 6,653 604 500 439 60 1,707 10,259 6,288 1,034 658 586 70 1,623
Social sciences 16,368 9,664 1,508 958 933 104 3,201 7,860 4,838 542 396 393 45 1,646 8,508 4,826 966 562 540 59 1,555
History 3,854 3,277 130 200 92 26 129 2,103 1,815 62 104 46 15 61 1,751 1,462 68 96 46 11 68
Theology and religious vocations 12,824 9,048 1,733 426 645 50 922 8,302 6,003 825 284 466 35 689 4,522 3,045 908 142 179 15 233
Transportation and materials moving 1,074 863 74 69 35 10 23 924 747 66 59 22 9 21 150 116 8 10 13 1 2
Visual and performing arts 15,552 10,618 713 811 871 80 2,459 6,525 4,626 316 417 274 30 862 9,027 5,992 397 394 597 50 1,597
Other and not classified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Reported racial/ethnic distributions of students by level of degree, field of degree, and sex were used to estimate race/ethnicity for students whose race/ethnicity was not reported. To facilitate trend comparisons, certain aggregations have been made of the degree fields as reported in the IPEDS Fall survey: "Agriculture and natural resources" includes Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences and Natural resources and conservation; and "Business" includes Business management, marketing, and related support services and Personal and culinary services.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2010, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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