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Percentage of master
Indicator 7.7: Master's and Doctoral Degrees Earned by Field

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Table 7.7. Percentage of master's and doctoral degrees conferred in total and to American Indian/Alaska Natives by degree-granting institutions in the most popular fields of study: 2002-03
Field of study Total American Indian/Alaska Native
Master's degrees
Business 24.9 19.1
Computer and information sciences 3.8 1.7
Education 28.8 34.1
Engineering and engineering technologies 6.0 2.9
English language and literature/letters 1.4 1.6
Health professions and related clinical sciences 8.3 10.2
Psychology 3.3 4.5
Public administration and social services 5.1 8.7
Social sciences and history 2.9 2.5
Visual and performing arts 2.3 1.9
Doctoral degrees
Biological sciences/life sciences 10.9 6.1
Business 2.7 1.5
Education 14.9 25.0
Engineering and engineering-related technologies 11.6 6.6
Health professions/related sciences 7.2 6.1
Physical sciences and science technologies 8.4 3.6
Psychology 10.5 19.9
Social sciences and history 8.4 13.3
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2004 (forthcoming), based on Integrated Postsecondary Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2003.

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