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Table 333. Master's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2009-10 and 2010-11
Field of study 2009-10 2010-11
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 Two or more races Non-
resi-
dent alien
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
All fields, total 693,025 445,038 76,458 43,535 42,702 3,960 81,332 730,635 462,903 80,706 46,787 43,728 42,381 1,347 3,948 6,700 85,863
Agriculture and natural resources 5,211 3,849 176 199 195 46 746 5,773 4,166 218 222 233 229 4 38 53 843
Architecture and related services 7,280 4,826 348 439 509 28 1,130 7,788 5,017 336 538 549 542 7 37 72 1,239
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,775 955 176 198 146 32 268 1,914 1,071 213 200 115 109 6 26 34 255
Biological and biomedical sciences 10,725 6,273 608 523 1,441 54 1,826 11,327 6,461 691 600 1,464 1,437 27 46 129 1,936
Business 177,684 101,058 25,237 10,747 15,403 955 24,284 187,213 105,520 26,712 11,680 15,378 14,906 472 921 1,618 25,384
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 7,636 4,779 821 491 375 41 1,129 8,303 5,136 868 577 365 359 6 38 106 1,213
Communications technologies 463 211 37 31 22 2 160 502 214 46 23 27 27 0 2 0 190
Computer and information sciences 17,953 6,174 1,324 694 1,752 54 7,955 19,446 6,501 1,417 688 1,926 1,893 33 56 125 8,733
Construction trades 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 4,808 185,009 139,909 19,816 12,925 5,002 4,679 323 1,088 1,507 4,762
                                   
Engineering 35,088 13,427 1,063 1,298 4,006 87 15,207 38,719 14,807 1,139 1,547 4,102 4,081 21 73 298 16,753
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 4,258 1,997 322 275 295 27 1,342 4,515 2,190 372 220 373 372 1 29 46 1,285
English language and literature/letters 9,201 7,474 478 504 312 63 370 9,476 7,529 462 566 347 334 13 69 148 355
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,580 1,808 333 135 98 21 185 2,918 2,056 412 152 77 76 1 17 22 182
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,755 2,099 84 567 213 36 756 3,727 2,114 79 592 166 163 3 21 36 719
                                   
Health professions and related programs 69,084 48,256 7,872 3,935 5,324 454 3,243 75,579 52,288 8,452 4,547 5,823 5,689 134 481 545 3,443
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 6,714 4,215 1,497 612 199 63 128 7,433 4,664 1,715 640 197 176 21 56 50 111
Legal professions and studies 5,734 1,861 320 222 289 28 3,014 6,300 2,185 386 287 365 361 4 21 42 3,014
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 3,804 2,797 366 232 143 27 239 3,971 2,859 378 206 187 181 6 24 56 261
Library science 7,448 6,217 369 449 279 42 92 7,727 6,474 381 372 284 280 4 45 48 123
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 5,634 2,532 166 167 472 12 2,285 5,843 2,636 171 220 521 517 4 16 37 2,242
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 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
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 5,973 4,039 462 426 368 51 627 6,748 4,576 543 495 374 356 18 39 84 637
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 5,617 4,296 546 232 146 27 370 6,553 4,882 631 334 174 156 18 38 73 421
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 2,043 1,512 157 84 113 18 159 1,833 1,400 121 79 54 52 2 10 30 139
Physical sciences and science technologies 6,063 3,621 162 213 389 19 1,659 6,386 3,707 185 268 404 394 10 28 46 1,748
Precision production 10 8 1 0 0 0 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Psychology 23,752 16,500 3,248 2,018 995 151 840 25,051 17,066 3,425 2,255 979 928 51 151 292 883
Public administration and social services 35,729 21,810 6,869 3,395 1,588 292 1,775 38,634 22,912 7,344 3,696 1,654 1,561 93 340 618 2,070
                                   
Social sciences and history 20,222 12,941 1,638 1,158 1,025 130 3,330 21,084 13,469 1,404 1,362 1,020 997 23 108 301 3,420
Social sciences 16,368 9,664 1,508 958 933 104 3,201 17,081 10,096 1,278 1,129 935 915 20 84 252 3,307
History 3,854 3,277 130 200 92 26 129 4,003 3,373 126 233 85 82 3 24 49 113
Theology and religious vocations 12,824 9,048 1,733 426 645 50 922 13,191 9,088 1,817 507 648 618 30 60 83 988
Transportation and materials moving 1,074 863 74 69 35 10 23 1,390 1,105 92 85 41 39 2 8 18 41
Visual and performing arts 15,552 10,618 713 811 871 80 2,459 16,277 10,897 880 904 879 869 10 62 183 2,472
Other and not classified 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 and Fall 2011, Completions component. (This table was prepared June 2012.)
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