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Table 335. Master's degrees conferred to females 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 417,828 274,835 54,338 28,010 23,167 2,545 34,933 439,084 285,123 56,965 29,574 23,678 22,873 805 2,539 4,106 37,099
Agriculture and natural resources 2,702 1,948 101 113 116 24 400 3,023 2,172 123 119 143 141 2 24 33 409
Architecture and related services 3,268 2,037 172 180 293 16 570 3,523 2,091 154 254 319 316 3 21 34 650
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,121 594 116 112 101 25 173 1,191 651 155 124 63 59 4 17 22 159
Biological and biomedical sciences 6,114 3,523 415 313 785 27 1,051 6,456 3,629 453 359 794 779 15 26 68 1,127
Business 80,975 42,257 16,273 5,252 6,721 481 9,991 85,763 44,520 16,945 5,598 6,702 6,474 228 476 730 10,792
                                   
Communication, journalism, and related programs 5,226 3,138 632 346 277 27 806 5,783 3,452 662 414 256 253 3 20 73 906
Communications technologies 214 77 27 18 14 1 77 202 75 22 12 14 14 0 2 0 77
Computer and information sciences 4,936 1,346 552 157 559 12 2,310 5,490 1,459 561 189 645 637 8 13 43 2,580
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 140,843 107,116 15,189 10,152 4,004 785 3,597 142,987 107,937 15,638 10,001 3,877 3,636 241 835 1,162 3,537
                                   
Engineering 7,807 2,475 320 316 1,072 26 3,598 8,629 2,783 335 369 1,179 1,176 3 14 59 3,890
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1 1,018 410 107 64 83 3 351 1,187 501 141 52 123 123 0 4 10 356
English language and literature/letters 6,195 4,988 366 316 227 38 260 6,339 4,931 365 382 260 249 11 39 101 261
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 2,218 1,552 289 120 88 20 149 2,523 1,793 368 131 61 60 1 13 21 136
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 2,501 1,345 57 384 154 26 535 2,471 1,352 55 407 123 121 2 10 25 499
                                   
Health professions and related programs 56,213 40,039 6,623 3,135 3,976 377 2,063 61,538 43,433 7,165 3,616 4,351 4,234 117 381 426 2,166
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 3,574 2,010 1,008 357 110 36 53 4,017 2,294 1,127 367 117 104 13 31 29 52
Legal professions and studies 2,931 883 219 124 164 14 1,527 3,246 1,069 245 161 173 172 1 14 29 1,555
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 2,282 1,668 254 148 77 20 115 2,352 1,694 263 122 90 85 5 10 38 135
Library science 6,054 5,061 308 362 218 36 69 6,244 5,217 320 309 237 233 4 37 39 85
                                   
Mathematics and statistics 2,258 968 53 54 219 8 956 2,390 994 75 74 221 219 2 8 14 1,004
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 3,855 2,560 331 299 253 41 371 4,187 2,864 357 306 238 227 11 25 55 342
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 2,585 1,989 245 111 60 15 165 2,968 2,196 283 149 81 75 6 15 34 210
                                   
Philosophy and religious studies 745 530 71 33 33 6 72 667 484 66 26 26 26 0 6 11 48
Physical sciences and science technologies 2,411 1,421 84 93 173 8 632 2,479 1,415 89 102 180 174 6 7 20 666
Precision production 5 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Psychology 18,955 12,980 2,755 1,649 812 114 645 19,933 13,465 2,880 1,786 765 724 41 115 236 686
Public administration and social services 26,864 16,476 5,423 2,598 1,203 223 941 28,841 17,086 5,830 2,807 1,236 1,180 56 264 484 1,134
                                   
Social sciences and history 10,259 6,288 1,034 658 586 70 1,623 10,506 6,354 854 705 614 603 11 55 161 1,763
Social sciences 8,508 4,826 966 562 540 59 1,555 8,730 4,887 789 597 562 553 9 47 136 1,712
History 1,751 1,462 68 96 46 11 68 1,776 1,467 65 108 52 50 2 8 25 51
Theology and religious vocations 4,522 3,045 908 142 179 15 233 4,523 2,914 910 168 199 194 5 20 41 271
Transportation and materials moving 150 116 8 10 13 1 2 229 181 16 12 11 10 1 3 2 4
Visual and performing arts 9,027 5,992 397 394 597 50 1,597 9,395 6,116 508 453 580 575 5 34 106 1,598
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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