Master’s Degree Field of Study, by Race and Ethnicity

In 2016, the primary fields of study among master’s degree completers were business and management (24.0 percent), education (18.5 percent), STEM fields (17.4 percent), and health fields (14.0 percent). Nearly one-quarter of all American Indian or Alaska Native (24.4 percent), White (23.6 percent), and Hispanic (23.5 percent) master’s degree recipients completed degrees in education. About half of all international master’s degree recipients earned degrees in STEM fields (49.4 percent), as did 22.9 percent of Asian students — much higher shares than all other groups.

Field of Study for Master's Degree Recipients: 2016
Master’s Degree Recipients in Education, by Race and Ethnicity: 2016
Master’s Degree Recipients in Health, by Race and Ethnicity: 2016
Master’s Degree Recipients in STEM, by Race and Ethnicity: 2016

Source

U.S. Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2016

Note:
STEM fields include life and physical sciences, math, engineering, and computer science.