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Table 289. Master's degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions, by sex, race/ethnicity, and field of study: 2007-08
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- dent 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 625,023 409,312 65,062 36,801 37,408 3,758 72,682 246,491 155,035 18,357 13,057 17,227 1,280 41,535 378,532 254,277 46,705 23,744 20,181 2,478 31,147
Agriculture and natural resources 4,684 3,546 124 128 113 36 737 2,180 1,651 46 56 46 12 369 2,504 1,895 78 72 67 24 368
Architecture and related services 6,065 4,063 253 357 405 31 956 3,252 2,277 121 191 170 16 477 2,813 1,786 132 166 235 15 479
Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies 1,778 960 196 198 132 36 256 642 366 53 72 44 18 89 1,136 594 143 126 88 18 167
Biological and biomedical sciences 9,565 5,797 597 494 1,120 65 1,492 4,041 2,544 188 188 483 31 607 5,524 3,253 409 306 637 34 885
Business 155,637 90,269 20,569 8,553 13,604 851 21,791 86,258 53,301 7,277 4,443 7,835 415 12,987 69,379 36,968 13,292 4,110 5,769 436 8,804
                                         
Communications, journalism, and related programs 6,915 4,407 738 387 367 45 971 2,216 1,489 187 111 106 10 313 4,699 2,918 551 276 261 35 658
Communications technologies 631 282 49 39 50 0 211 364 185 25 19 26 0 109 267 97 24 20 24 0 102
Computer and information sciences 17,087 6,108 1,120 484 1,919 52 7,404 12,513 4,802 668 370 1,289 41 5,343 4,574 1,306 452 114 630 11 2,061
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 175,880 134,870 18,001 12,028 4,553 1,209 5,219 40,055 31,104 3,710 2,679 930 291 1,341 135,825 103,766 14,291 9,349 3,623 918 3,878
                                         
Engineering 31,719 12,685 993 1,145 3,700 83 13,113 24,446 10,205 705 828 2,607 64 10,037 7,273 2,480 288 317 1,093 19 3,076
Engineering technologies1 2,873 1,379 228 151 261 18 836 2,128 1,082 134 102 188 8 614 745 297 94 49 73 10 222
English language and literature/letters 9,161 7,425 499 441 347 58 391 3,027 2,510 125 135 120 33 104 6,134 4,915 374 306 227 25 287
Family and consumer sciences 2,199 1,569 247 93 83 18 189 316 224 31 18 12 2 29 1,883 1,345 216 75 71 16 160
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,565 2,082 86 531 162 13 691 1,128 701 26 151 46 6 198 2,437 1,381 60 380 116 7 493
                                         
Health professions and related clinical sciences 58,120 41,373 6,143 3,266 4,141 404 2,793 11,010 7,091 972 721 1,050 78 1,098 47,110 34,282 5,171 2,545 3,091 326 1,695
Legal professions and studies 4,754 1,575 208 164 284 16 2,507 2,394 818 75 98 123 9 1,271 2,360 757 133 66 161 7 1,236
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies,
   and humanities
3,797 2,851 348 177 171 32 218 1,443 1,075 115 69 82 13 89 2,354 1,776 233 108 89 19 129
Library science 7,162 6,043 387 350 230 44 108 1,429 1,202 66 75 47 10 29 5,733 4,841 321 275 183 34 79
Mathematics and statistics 4,980 2,393 169 175 431 12 1,800 2,860 1,420 81 104 222 4 1,029 2,120 973 88 71 209 8 771
                                         
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 5,289 3,637 424 332 285 42 569 1,807 1,213 123 100 88 17 266 3,482 2,424 301 232 197 25 303
Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 4,440 3,460 394 178 98 26 284 2,313 1,788 202 93 51 13 166 2,127 1,672 192 85 47 13 118
Philosophy and religious studies 1,879 1,488 80 79 80 8 144 1,228 980 40 57 57 6 88 651 508 40 22 23 2 56
                                         
Physical sciences and science technologies 5,899 3,551 192 214 302 23 1,617 3,649 2,227 93 127 148 8 1,046 2,250 1,324 99 87 154 15 571
Precision production 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Psychology 21,431 15,097 2,920 1,680 893 128 713 4,356 3,211 421 383 177 21 143 17,075 11,886 2,499 1,297 716 107 570
Public administration and social service
   professions
33,029 20,774 6,168 2,772 1,407 293 1,615 8,140 5,075 1,271 636 337 59 762 24,889 15,699 4,897 2,136 1,070 234 853
Security and protective services 5,760 3,819 1,141 505 152 36 107 2,653 1,892 373 248 74 13 53 3,107 1,927 768 257 78 23 54
                                         
Social sciences and history 18,495 11,951 1,330 952 938 89 3,235 9,349 6,235 520 469 412 35 1,678 9,146 5,716 810 483 526 54 1,557
Social sciences 15,092 9,044 1,186 820 860 71 3,111 7,393 4,536 453 388 370 28 1,618 7,699 4,508 733 432 490 43 1,493
History 3,403 2,907 144 132 78 18 124 1,956 1,699 67 81 42 7 60 1,447 1,208 77 51 36 11 64
Theology and religious vocations 6,996 5,163 662 198 304 26 643 4,443 3,292 346 131 180 16 478 2,553 1,871 316 67 124 10 165
Transportation and materials moving 982 788 71 66 27 10 20 829 674 56 53 19 9 18 153 114 15 13 8 1 2
Visual and performing arts 14,164 9,892 656 664 848 54 2,050 5,998 4,395 290 330 258 22 703 8,166 5,497 366 334 590 32 1,347
Other and not classified 84 13 69 0 1 0 1 22 4 17 0 0 0 1 62 9 52 0 1 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, 2007-08 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2008. (This table was prepared June 2009.)

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