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Table 278. Master's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and major field of study: 2005-06
Major field of study Total Males Females
Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident alien Total White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Non- resident 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 594,065 393,357 58,976 32,438 34,029 3,504 71,761 237,896 150,954 16,959 11,637 15,803 1,244 41,299 356,169 242,403 42,017 20,801 18,226 2,260 30,462
Agriculture and natural resources 4,640 3,480 128 153 97 42 740 2,280 1,694 51 63 38 21 413 2,360 1,786 77 90 59 21 327
Architecture and related services 5,743 3,791 237 315 372 36 992 3,165 2,179 122 169 150 24 521 2,578 1,612 115 146 222 12 471
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 2,080 1,223 184 204 159 35 275 771 491 56 66 48 10 100 1,309 732 128 138 111 25 175
Biological and biomedical sciences 8,681 5,602 468 344 920 49 1,298 3,654 2,433 147 162 389 18 505 5,027 3,169 321 182 531 31 793
Business 146,406 86,404 17,933 7,191 11,923 731 22,224 83,550 52,133 6,578 3,920 6,872 360 13,687 62,856 34,271 11,355 3,271 5,051 371 8,537
                                           
Communications, journalism, and related programs 7,244 4,730 702 381 380 25 1,026 2,282 1,546 158 117 103 8 350 4,962 3,184 544 264 277 17 676
Communications technologies 501 227 62 22 47 1 142 329 165 43 13 28 1 79 172 62 19 9 19 0 63
Computer and information sciences 17,055 6,680 996 494 2,168 68 6,649 12,470 5,261 584 360 1,423 49 4,793 4,585 1,419 412 134 745 19 1,856
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 174,620 134,221 18,237 11,233 4,446 1,144 5,339 40,700 31,556 3,852 2,578 962 303 1,449 133,920 102,665 14,385 8,655 3,484 841 3,890
                                           
Engineering 30,989 12,570 880 980 3,340 89 13,130 23,855 10,048 615 747 2,344 67 10,034 7,134 2,522 265 233 996 22 3,096
Engineering technologies1  2,541 1,363 235 106 249 15 573 1,811 989 132 72 179 11 428 730 374 103 34 70 4 145
English language and literature/letters 8,845 7,247 465 377 293 61 402 2,860 2,416 126 114 79 23 102 5,985 4,831 339 263 214 38 300
Family and consumer sciences 1,983 1,417 225 97 62 17 165 259 191 26 9 5 3 25 1,724 1,226 199 88 57 14 140
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,539 2,076 77 489 160 10 727 1,049 649 19 111 56 2 212 2,490 1,427 58 378 104 8 515
                                           
Health professions and related clinical sciences 51,380 36,452 5,054 2,780 3,717 349 3,028 10,630 6,963 820 642 1,048 81 1,076 40,750 29,489 4,234 2,138 2,669 268 1,952
Legal professions and studies 4,453 1,549 259 171 223 17 2,234 2,374 844 110 83 111 7 1,219 2,079 705 149 88 112 10 1,015
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 3,702 2,946 298 178 114 20 146 1,403 1,100 112 58 52 9 72 2,299 1,846 186 120 62 11 74
Library science 6,448 5,485 306 240 226 42 149 1,211 1,034 42 51 44 6 34 5,237 4,451 264 189 182 36 115
Mathematics and statistics 4,730 2,268 163 146 412 12 1,729 2,712 1,289 80 93 220 8 1,022 2,018 979 83 53 192 4 707
                                           
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 4,491 3,134 325 275 209 37 511 1,560 1,045 91 89 69 10 256 2,931 2,089 234 186 140 27 255
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 3,992 3,197 327 140 108 9 211 2,069 1,655 164 70 58 4 118 1,923 1,542 163 70 50 5 93
Philosophy and religious studies 1,739 1,358 89 68 64 11 149 1,046 804 47 43 44 10 98 693 554 42 25 20 1 51
                                           
Physical sciences and science technologies 5,922 3,583 195 193 266 19 1,666 3,568 2,174 98 113 139 12 1,032 2,354 1,409 97 80 127 7 634
Precision production 9 6 0 0 1 0 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1
Psychology 19,770 14,340 2,403 1,354 803 141 729 4,079 3,065 397 278 160 19 160 15,691 11,275 2,006 1,076 643 122 569
Public administration and social service professions 30,510 19,529 5,474 2,425 1,222 279 1,581 7,572 4,703 1,169 555 338 65 742 22,938 14,826 4,305 1,870 884 214 839
Security and protective services 4,277 2,965 754 288 126 22 122 2,096 1,528 272 147 68 9 72 2,181 1,437 482 141 58 13 50
                                           
Social sciences and history 17,369 10,932 1,333 945 883 110 3,166 8,415 5,470 497 437 371 44 1,596 8,954 5,462 836 508 512 66 1,570
Social sciences 14,377 8,439 1,198 806 820 83 3,031 6,792 4,094 433 357 340 31 1,537 7,585 4,345 765 449 480 52 1,494
History 2,992 2,493 135 139 63 27 135 1,623 1,376 64 80 31 13 59 1,369 1,117 71 59 32 14 76
Theology and religious vocations 6,092 4,490 501 194 305 25 577 3,658 2,724 225 127 158 16 408 2,434 1,766 276 67 147 9 169
Transportation and materials moving 784 601 68 46 27 13 29 661 511 58 37 26 9 20 123 90 10 9 1 4 9
Visual and performing arts 13,530 9,491 598 609 707 75 2,050 5,801 4,289 268 313 221 35 675 7,729 5,202 330 296 486 40 1,375
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanics and repair technologies," which are listed separately.
NOTE: 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, 2005–06 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2006. (This table was prepared June 2007.)
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