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Table 300. 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-
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 656,784 424,188 70,010 39,439 39,944 3,759 79,444 259,998 160,505 19,718 14,215 18,480 1,340 45,740 396,786 263,683 50,292 25,224 21,464 2,419 33,704
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, and gender 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 9,898 5,836 560 487 1,233 41 1,741 4,200 2,549 167 202 540 18 724 5,698 3,287 393 285 693 23 1,017
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
                                           
Communications, 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 34,750 13,167 993 1,187 4,239 90 15,074 26,970 10,620 690 895 3,086 74 11,605 7,780 2,547 303 292 1,153 16 3,469
Engineering technologies1  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 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 clinical sciences 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
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
                                           
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 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 5,344 3,681 391 359 264 47 602 1,946 1,318 135 114 93 14 272 3,398 2,363 256 245 171 33 330
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 5,658 3,367 187 208 309 32 1,555 3,433 2,038 102 126 168 19 980 2,225 1,329 85 82 141 13 575
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 service
professions
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
Security and protective services 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
                                           
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 7,541 5,601 716 273 304 19 628 4,839 3,653 360 169 180 14 463 2,702 1,948 356 104 124 5 165
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 "Mechanics and repair technologies," 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, 2008-09 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2009. (This table was prepared September 2010.)              
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