Number of master's degrees earned in the United States in 2015/16, by field of research

Master's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2015/16 The graph shows the number of master's degrees earned in higher education in 2015/16. About 40,128 master's degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.
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Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 186,834
Education 145,781
Health professions and related programs 110,348
Engineering 51,621
Public administration and social services 46,751
Computer and information sciences 40,128
Psychology 27,645
Social sciences and history 19,828
Visual and performing arts 18,048
Biological and biomedical sciences 15,714
Theology and religious vocations 14,352
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 9,756
Communication, journalism, and related programs 9,676
English language and literature/letters 8,577
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 8,571
Mathematics and statistics 8,446
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 8,244
Legal professions and studies 8,178
Architecture and related services 7,986
Physical sciences and science technologies 7,122
Agriculture and natural resources 6,681
Engineering technologies 6,064
Library science 4,926
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,405
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,228
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 2,599
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,766
Philosophy and religious studies 1,756
Transportation and materials moving 911
Communications technologies 491
Military technologies and applied sciences 152
Precision production 10
Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 186,834
Education 145,781
Health professions and related programs 110,348
Engineering 51,621
Public administration and social services 46,751
Computer and information sciences 40,128
Psychology 27,645
Social sciences and history 19,828
Visual and performing arts 18,048
Biological and biomedical sciences 15,714
Theology and religious vocations 14,352
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 9,756
Communication, journalism, and related programs 9,676
English language and literature/letters 8,577
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 8,571
Mathematics and statistics 8,446
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 8,244
Legal professions and studies 8,178
Architecture and related services 7,986
Physical sciences and science technologies 7,122
Agriculture and natural resources 6,681
Engineering technologies 6,064
Library science 4,926
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,405
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,228
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 2,599
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,766
Philosophy and religious studies 1,756
Transportation and materials moving 911
Communications technologies 491
Military technologies and applied sciences 152
Precision production 10
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The graph shows the number of master's degrees earned in higher education in 2015/16. About 40,128 master's degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.
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August 2017
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United States
Survey time period
2015-2016

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