Number of master's degrees earned in the United States in 2014/15, by field of research

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Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 185,222
Education 146,561
Health professions and related programs 102,897
Engineering 46,115
Public administration and social services 46,083
Computer and information sciences 31,474
Psychology 26,773
Social sciences and history 20,533
Visual and performing arts 17,756
Biological and biomedical sciences 14,650
Theology and religious vocations 14,271
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 9,643
Communication, journalism, and related programs 9,581
English language and literature/letters 8,928
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 8,098
Architecture and related services 8,006
Legal professions and studies 7,924
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 7,639
Mathematics and statistics 7,589
Physical sciences and science technologies 7,100
Agriculture and natural resources 6,426
Engineering technologies 5,324
Library science 5,259
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,566
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,148
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 2,794
Philosophy and religious studies 1,912
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,847
Transportation and materials moving 960
Communications technologies 554
Military technologies and applied sciences 71
Precision production 4
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The graph shows the number of master's degrees earned in higher education in 2014/15. About 31,474 master's degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.

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