Master's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2016/17

Number of master's degrees earned in the United States in 2016/17, by field of research

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Master's degrees earned in the United States by field of research 2016/17 The graph shows the number of master's degrees earned in higher education in 2016/17. About 46,555 master's degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.
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Number of master's degrees earned in the United States in 2016/17, by field of research

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Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 187,404
Education 145,680
Health professions and related programs 119,273
Engineering 52,841
Computer and information sciences 46,555
Public administration and social services 45,393
Psychology 27,542
Social sciences and history 20,015
Visual and performing arts 17,523
Biological and biomedical sciences 16,284
Theology and religious vocations 13,654
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 10,210
Communication, journalism, and related programs 10,128
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 9,234
Mathematics and statistics 9,086
Legal professions and studies 8,674
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 8,655
English language and literature/letters 8,247
Architecture and related services 7,911
Engineering technologies 7,403
Physical sciences and science technologies 7,143
Agriculture and natural resources 6,844
Library science 4,843
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,295
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,274
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 2,485
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,717
Philosophy and religious studies 1,705
Transportation and materials moving 839
Communications technologies 539
Military technologies and applied sciences 274
Precision production 14
Field of researchNumber of degrees
Business 187,404
Education 145,680
Health professions and related programs 119,273
Engineering 52,841
Computer and information sciences 46,555
Public administration and social services 45,393
Psychology 27,542
Social sciences and history 20,015
Visual and performing arts 17,523
Biological and biomedical sciences 16,284
Theology and religious vocations 13,654
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 10,210
Communication, journalism, and related programs 10,128
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 9,234
Mathematics and statistics 9,086
Legal professions and studies 8,674
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies 8,655
English language and literature/letters 8,247
Architecture and related services 7,911
Engineering technologies 7,403
Physical sciences and science technologies 7,143
Agriculture and natural resources 6,844
Library science 4,843
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 3,295
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 3,274
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities 2,485
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 1,717
Philosophy and religious studies 1,705
Transportation and materials moving 839
Communications technologies 539
Military technologies and applied sciences 274
Precision production 14
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
The graph shows the number of master's degrees earned in higher education in 2016/17. About 46,555 master's degrees were earned in computer and information sciences.
Show more
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