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Table 323.40. Master's degrees conferred to males by postsecondary institutions, by race/ethnicity and field of study: 2015-16 and 2016-17
Field of study 2015-16 2016-17
Total White Black His- panic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native Two or more races 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 Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
All fields, total 320,574 166,161 27,024 22,749 20,071 19,462 609 1,229 6,129 77,211 326,892 164,719 26,976 23,797 20,705 20,115 590 1,150 6,450 83,095
Agriculture and natural resources 2,965 2,085 99 146 72 72 0 18 57 488 3,038 2,058 114 162 84 82 2 9 86 525
Architecture and related services 4,165 2,250 169 399 185 181 4 6 78 1,078 4,014 2,053 169 367 192 188 4 11 91 1,131
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 636 341 47 92 28 26 2 7 16 105 594 280 53 72 47 42 5 22 16 104
Biological and biomedical sciences 6,707 3,767 344 509 916 909 7 14 182 975 6,840 3,738 374 560 953 946 7 19 210 986
Business 99,488 54,659 10,110 7,401 7,564 7,319 245 375 1,842 17,537 98,768 54,132 9,754 7,697 7,418 7,191 227 324 1,856 17,587
                                         
Communication, journalism, and related programs 2,862 1,634 337 222 81 73 8 8 69 511 2,943 1,589 351 280 88 83 5 11 86 538
Communications technologies 242 89 19 16 7 7 0 0 2 109 277 113 13 15 8 8 0 2 6 120
Computer and information sciences 27,788 6,077 1,383 852 1,945 1,918 27 41 300 17,190 32,173 6,639 1,461 926 2,426 2,390 36 54 366 20,301
Construction trades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 33,791 23,853 3,576 3,351 1,050 973 77 208 703 1,050 33,177 23,297 3,507 3,401 975 918 57 169 730 1,098
                                         
Engineering 38,755 11,575 843 1,467 2,597 2,579 18 52 525 21,696 39,759 11,531 839 1,619 2,698 2,672 26 47 507 22,518
Engineering technologies and engineering-related
    fields1
4,443 1,802 276 196 194 190 4 22 58 1,895 5,461 1,775 282 172 181 178 3 16 49 2,986
English language and literature/letters 2,884 2,198 137 257 67 66 1 19 97 109 2,739 2,086 123 243 76 75 1 18 89 104
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 461 273 81 41 15 14 1 2 10 39 436 275 58 36 14 14 0 1 15 37
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,174 632 24 152 34 32 2 3 31 298 1,170 582 30 181 22 22 0 1 34 320
                                         
Health professions and related programs 20,424 12,176 2,296 1,741 2,187 2,112 75 114 454 1,456 21,982 13,126 2,521 1,958 2,227 2,154 73 113 531 1,506
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 4,908 3,176 839 506 146 129 17 37 93 111 5,177 3,247 914 559 146 123 23 33 136 142
Legal professions and studies 3,875 1,069 201 191 121 115 6 20 32 2,241 3,911 1,058 238 212 148 144 4 29 41 2,185
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and
    humanities
1,011 698 95 93 13 11 2 11 33 68 949 660 98 87 28 25 3 14 29 33
Library science 907 725 32 66 34 32 2 1 29 20 842 673 36 63 27 24 3 2 21 20
                                         
Mathematics and statistics 4,924 1,771 123 195 326 322 4 5 70 2,434 5,116 1,737 113 199 342 338 4 3 78 2,644
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military technologies and applied sciences 116 77 18 4 5 5 0 0 2 10 212 130 45 9 5 5 0 0 0 23
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 3,209 1,898 289 245 173 164 9 9 67 528 3,402 1,838 291 281 204 203 1 15 86 687
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 4,733 3,301 606 334 91 86 5 22 108 271 4,979 3,313 733 415 114 104 10 15 150 239
                                         
Philosophy and religious studies 1,129 821 67 81 36 35 1 3 24 97 1,108 748 67 97 54 53 1 4 28 110
Physical sciences and science technologies 4,435 2,470 103 231 218 216 2 19 110 1,284 4,418 2,416 94 238 215 213 2 11 100 1,344
Precision production 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Psychology 5,571 3,615 660 623 238 223 15 42 168 225 5,588 3,532 676 672 261 248 13 34 185 228
Public administration and social services 11,184 6,116 1,851 1,384 458 422 36 57 301 1,017 10,799 5,710 1,779 1,387 539 503 36 65 264 1,055
                                         
Social sciences and history 10,010 5,880 541 807 392 384 8 35 237 2,118 9,914 5,696 509 792 405 395 10 35 248 2,229
Social sciences 8,104 4,342 470 649 362 358 4 27 195 2,059 8,029 4,164 455 654 374 365 9 29 196 2,157
History 1,906 1,538 71 158 30 26 4 8 42 59 1,885 1,532 54 138 31 30 1 6 52 72
Theology and religious vocations 9,367 6,190 1,241 486 511 494 17 42 161 736 8,865 5,968 1,095 466 458 440 18 35 145 698
Transportation and materials moving 725 498 51 38 31 30 1 5 32 70 672 441 79 33 28 27 1 2 33 56
Visual and performing arts 7,679 4,440 566 623 336 323 13 32 238 1,444 7,565 4,276 560 598 322 307 15 36 234 1,539
Other and not classified 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 "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
NOTE: Data are for postsecondary institutions participating 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 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): "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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2016 and Fall 2017, Completions component. (This table was prepared August 2018.)

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