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Table 266. Master's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, racial/ethnic group, and major field of study: 2002-03

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                                                  |                              Total                      |                              Males                      |                             Females
                                                  |_________________________________________________________|_________________________________________________________|_________________________________________________________
Major field of study                              |       | White, |Black,| His- | Asian/ |American|Nonresi-|       | White, |Black,| His- | Asian/ |American|Nonresi-|       | White, |Black,| His- | Asian/ |American|Nonresi-
                                                  | Total |   non- | non- |panic |Pacific |Indian/ |   dent | Total |   non- | non- |panic |Pacific |Indian/ |   dent | Total |   non- | non- |panic |Pacific |Indian/ |   dent
                                                  |       |Hispanic| His- |      |Islander| Alaska |  alien |       |Hispanic| His- |      |Islander| Alaska |  alien |       |Hispanic| His- |      |Islander| Alaska |  alien
                                                  |       |        |panic |      |        | Native |        |       |        |panic |      |        | Native |        |       |        |panic |      |        | Native |
__________________________________________________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________
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 .............................|512,645| 341,735|44,272|24,974|  27,245|   2,837|  71,582|211,381| 133,220|12,805| 9,251|  12,500|   1,022|  42,583|301,264| 208,515|31,467|15,723|  14,745|   1,815|  28,999
                                                  |_______|________|______|______|________|________|________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________
Agriculture and natural resources ................|  4,492|   3,413|   130|   104|     113|      27|     705|  2,232|   1,717|    53|    40|      43|      12|     367|  2,260|   1,696|    77|    64|      70|      15|     338
Architecture and related services ................|  4,925|   3,050|   182|   254|     291|      15|   1,133|  2,832|   1,807|   103|   139|     139|       9|     635|  2,093|   1,243|    79|   115|     152|       6|     498
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies .......|  1,509|     842|   146|   135|     111|      35|     240|    544|     337|    42|    49|      28|      12|      76|    965|     505|   104|    86|      83|      23|     164
Biological and biomedical sciences ...............|  6,990|   4,592|   350|   264|     748|      34|   1,002|  2,982|   1,990|   119|   108|     312|      19|     434|  4,008|   2,602|   231|   156|     436|      15|     568
Business .........................................|127,545|  78,312|11,702| 5,658|   8,956|     541|  22,376| 75,184|  48,369| 4,383| 3,223|   5,000|     293|  13,916| 52,361|  29,943| 7,319| 2,435|   3,956|     248|   8,460
                                                  |       |        |      |      |        |        |        |       |        |      |      |        |        |        |       |        |      |      |        |        |
Communications, journalism, and related programs .|  6,053|   3,820|   530|   250|     285|      22|   1,146|  2,072|   1,333|   130|    92|      97|       8|     412|  3,981|   2,487|   400|   158|     188|      14|     734
Communications technologies ......................|    442|     201|    47|    22|      39|       2|     131|    229|     109|    20|    13|      19|       0|      68|    213|      92|    27|     9|      20|       2|      63
Computer and information sciences ................| 19,503|   5,960| 1,122|   558|   2,648|      48|   9,167| 13,265|   4,435|   656|   356|   1,636|      25|   6,157|  6,238|   1,525|   466|   202|   1,012|      23|   3,010
Construction trades ..............................|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0
Education ........................................|147,448| 116,305|14,154| 8,802|   3,297|     968|   3,922| 33,871|  26,888| 2,945| 2,050|     645|     246|   1,097|113,577|  89,417|11,209| 6,752|   2,652|     722|   2,825
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Engineering ......................................| 28,337|  10,891|   819|   799|   2,544|      71|  13,213| 22,383|   8,772|   539|   595|   1,854|      56|  10,567|  5,954|   2,119|   280|   204|     690|      15|   2,646
Engineering technologies\1\ ......................|  2,332|   1,329|   188|    88|     170|      11|     546|  1,786|   1,069|   117|    63|     105|       9|     423|    546|     260|    71|    25|      65|       2|     123
English language and literature/letters ..........|  7,413|   6,029|   381|   289|     235|      45|     434|  2,426|   2,034|    80|   102|      69|      12|     129|  4,987|   3,995|   301|   187|     166|      33|     305
Family and consumer sciences .....................|  1,610|   1,188|   156|    56|      55|       7|     148|    183|     131|    20|     4|       5|       1|      22|  1,427|   1,057|   136|    52|      50|       6|     126
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics ..|  3,049|   1,679|    57|   381|     120|      13|     799|    874|     536|    11|    81|      32|       2|     212|  2,175|   1,143|    46|   300|      88|      11|     587
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Health professions and related clinical sciences..| 42,715|  31,828| 3,557| 1,903|   3,195|     289|   1,943|  9,269|   6,495|   620|   466|     910|      78|     700| 33,446|  25,333| 2,937| 1,437|   2,285|     211|   1,243
Legal professions and studies ....................|  4,126|   1,394|   176|   151|     151|      19|   2,235|  2,321|     825|    80|    69|      84|       8|   1,255|  1,805|     569|    96|    82|      67|      11|     980
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,       |       |        |      |      |        |        |        |       |        |      |      |        |        |        |       |        |      |      |        |        |
   and humanities ................................|  3,312|   2,703|   215|   123|      78|      30|     163|  1,176|     993|    44|    35|      32|      11|      61|  2,136|   1,710|   171|    88|      46|      19|     102
Library science ..................................|  5,314|   4,482|   292|   168|     167|      27|     178|  1,060|     859|    56|    46|      39|       2|      58|  4,254|   3,623|   236|   122|     128|      25|     120
Mathematics and statistics .......................|  3,626|   1,731|   103|   104|     234|       8|   1,446|  2,000|     983|    52|    64|     121|       4|     776|  1,626|     748|    51|    40|     113|       4|     670
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Mechanics and repair technologies ................|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0
Military technologies ............................|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      0|       0|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies ..................|  3,780|   2,677|   251|   166|     150|      29|     507|  1,285|     865|    86|    50|      46|      10|     228|  2,495|   1,812|   165|   116|     104|      19|     279
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies ...|  2,978|   2,373|   219|    94|      73|      21|     198|  1,505|   1,181|   103|    55|      31|      14|     121|  1,473|   1,192|   116|    39|      42|       7|      77
Philosophy and religious studies .................|  1,578|   1,262|    63|    49|      70|       5|     129|  1,045|     830|    36|    32|      52|       2|      93|    533|     432|    27|    17|      18|       3|      36
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Physical sciences and science technologies .......|  5,109|   3,155|   139|   136|     275|      23|   1,381|  3,211|   1,943|    74|    92|     154|      10|     938|  1,898|   1,212|    65|    44|     121|      13|     443
Precision production .............................|      3|       3|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      2|       2|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0|      1|       1|     0|     0|       0|       0|       0
Psychology .......................................| 17,123|  12,393| 2,162| 1,036|     637|     129|     766|  3,827|   2,849|   415|   238|     123|      38|     164| 13,296|   9,544| 1,747|   798|     514|      91|     602
Public administration and social service          |       |        |      |      |        |        |        |       |        |      |      |        |        |        |       |        |      |      |        |        |
   professions ...................................| 25,894|  16,841| 4,666| 1,882|     913|     248|   1,344|  6,391|   4,070| 1,001|   419|     216|      63|     622| 19,503|  12,771| 3,665| 1,463|     697|     185|     722
Security and protective services .................|  2,955|   2,150|   440|   179|      53|      25|     108|  1,566|   1,197|   168|    95|      26|       9|      71|  1,389|     953|   272|    84|      27|      16|      37
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Social sciences and history ......................| 14,634|   8,909| 1,054|   646|     681|      70|   3,274|  7,202|   4,434|   423|   314|     270|      34|   1,727|  7,432|   4,475|   631|   332|     411|      36|   1,547
  Social sciences ................................| 12,109|   6,793|   932|   558|     622|      61|   3,143|  5,769|   3,219|   369|   261|     247|      29|   1,644|  6,340|   3,574|   563|   297|     375|      32|   1,499
  History ........................................|  2,525|   2,116|   122|    88|      59|       9|     131|  1,433|   1,215|    54|    53|      23|       5|      83|  1,092|     901|    68|    35|      36|       4|      48
Theology and religious vocations .................|  5,099|   3,555|   403|   171|     307|      14|     649|  3,014|   2,071|   178|   107|     192|       8|     458|  2,085|   1,484|   225|    64|     115|       6|     191
Transportation and materials moving ..............|    765|     649|    37|    36|      19|       6|      18|    669|     571|    31|    30|      16|       6|      15|     96|      78|     6|     6|       3|       0|       3
Visual and performing arts .......................| 11,986|   8,019|   531|   470|     630|      55|   2,281|  4,975|   3,525|   220|   224|     204|      21|     781|  7,011|   4,494|   311|   246|     426|      34|   1,500
__________________________________________________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________|_______|________|______|______|________|________|________

\1\Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repairers," which are listed separately.

NOTE: 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 2003. (This table was prepared December 2004.)