The Condition of Education 2014

Postsecondary Education

Graduate Degree Fields

Between academic years 2001–02 and 2011–12, the number of master's degrees awarded increased by 55 percent, from 487,300 to 754,200, and the number of doctor's degrees awarded increased by 42 percent, from 119,700 to 170,100.

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Number of master's and doctor's degrees awarded by Title IV postsecondary institutions: Academic years 2001–02 and 2011–12

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).