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Table 305. Master's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2008-09
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 662,079 427,891 70,839 39,582 40,257 3,777 79,733 263,538 162,994 20,174 14,324 18,724 1,350 45,972 398,541 264,897 50,665 25,258 21,533 2,427 33,761
Agriculture and natural resources 4,877 3,652 167 157 160 30 711 2,328 1,784 71 65 55 12 341 2,549 1,868 96 92 105 18 370
Architecture and related services 6,587 4,434 280 390 437 36 1,010 3,657 2,558 147 212 176 18 546 2,930 1,876 133 178 261 18 464
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,779 973 199 189 134 29 255 607 354 57 58 46 9 83 1,172 619 142 131 88 20 172
Biological and biomedical sciences 10,017 5,915 567 493 1,243 41 1,758 4,250 2,587 169 202 543 18 731 5,767 3,328 398 291 700 23 1,027
Business 168,375 96,286 23,220 9,756 14,327 925 23,861 91,981 55,952 8,217 5,033 8,183 479 14,117 76,394 40,334 15,003 4,723 6,144 446 9,744
                                           
Communication, journalism, and related programs 7,092 4,408 798 413 351 37 1,085 2,212 1,438 196 115 91 13 359 4,880 2,970 602 298 260 24 726
Communications technologies 475 227 53 20 32 0 143 247 121 15 12 19 0 80 228 106 38 8 13 0 63
Computer and information sciences 17,907 6,127 1,107 504 1,781 43 8,345 13,063 4,852 680 360 1,219 29 5,923 4,844 1,275 427 144 562 14 2,422
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 178,564 136,373 18,697 12,451 4,919 1,064 5,060 40,324 31,212 3,797 2,798 1,039 266 1,212 138,240 105,161 14,900 9,653 3,880 798 3,848
                                           
Engineering 34,546 13,080 990 1,181 4,217 90 14,988 26,827 10,560 688 891 3,070 74 11,544 7,719 2,520 302 290 1,147 16 3,444
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  3,455 1,510 238 152 259 18 1,278 2,625 1,175 148 111 180 11 1,000 830 335 90 41 79 7 278
English language and literature/letters 9,261 7,560 460 468 363 59 351 3,001 2,550 101 152 86 19 93 6,260 5,010 359 316 277 40 258
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,453 1,766 304 99 93 12 179 366 273 31 11 10 3 38 2,087 1,493 273 88 83 9 141
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,592 2,054 98 533 152 14 741 1,211 756 39 153 36 5 222 2,381 1,298 59 380 116 9 519
                                           
Health professions and related programs 62,620 44,617 6,716 3,303 4,717 404 2,863 11,869 7,612 1,066 729 1,277 74 1,111 50,751 37,005 5,650 2,574 3,440 330 1,752
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 6,128 3,982 1,263 503 200 54 126 2,829 2,024 386 238 100 23 58 3,299 1,958 877 265 100 31 68
Legal professions and studies 5,150 1,582 311 200 288 19 2,750 2,683 857 125 103 151 7 1,440 2,467 725 186 97 137 12 1,310
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 3,728 2,649 356 251 216 33 223 1,439 1,041 109 94 99 8 88 2,289 1,608 247 157 117 25 135
Library science 7,091 5,911 350 391 275 50 114 1,344 1,108 50 94 59 8 25 5,747 4,803 300 297 216 42 89
                                           
Mathematics and statistics 5,211 2,376 153 162 437 9 2,074 3,064 1,436 75 100 234 7 1,212 2,147 940 78 62 203 2 862
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 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 5,225 3,602 383 354 254 47 585 1,896 1,280 133 114 90 14 265 3,329 2,322 250 240 164 33 320
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 4,822 3,688 443 220 136 32 303 2,605 1,971 248 136 77 15 158 2,217 1,717 195 84 59 17 145
                                           
Philosophy and religious studies 1,859 1,442 99 94 83 7 134 1,178 928 51 68 48 2 81 681 514 48 26 35 5 53
Physical sciences and science technologies 5,862 3,451 190 215 333 32 1,641 3,576 2,096 104 131 185 19 1,041 2,286 1,355 86 84 148 13 600
Precision production 10 7 0 0 0 2 1 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 1
Psychology 23,415 16,493 3,317 1,791 947 150 717 4,789 3,563 526 358 165 24 153 18,626 12,930 2,791 1,433 782 126 564
Public administration and social services 33,933 21,068 6,419 2,921 1,437 317 1,771 8,346 5,069 1,261 709 379 78 850 25,587 15,999 5,158 2,212 1,058 239 921
                                           
Social sciences and history 19,240 12,284 1,349 1,133 933 110 3,431 9,605 6,413 503 559 384 50 1,696 9,635 5,871 846 574 549 60 1,735
Social sciences 15,698 9,281 1,208 939 870 79 3,321 7,593 4,682 440 444 348 35 1,644 8,105 4,599 768 495 522 44 1,677
History 3,542 3,003 141 194 63 31 110 2,012 1,731 63 115 36 15 52 1,530 1,272 78 79 27 16 58
Theology and religious vocations 12,836 9,307 1,546 414 615 37 917 8,379 6,144 816 277 423 24 695 4,457 3,163 730 137 192 13 222
Transportation and materials moving 1,048 861 59 63 34 6 25 905 748 47 55 26 6 23 143 113 12 8 8 0 2
Visual and performing arts 14,918 10,203 707 761 884 70 2,293 6,325 4,527 318 386 274 33 787 8,593 5,676 389 375 610 37 1,506
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. Data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009, Completions component. (This table was prepared November 2011.)
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