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Table A-5. Science, engineering, and health organizational units in master's-granting institutions, by detailed field: 2006–12

Field 2006 2007olda 2007newa 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
All surveyed fields 1,374 1,349 1,419 1,393 1,420 1,435 1,366 1,385
    Science and engineering 1,120 1,132 1,206 1,208 1,246 1,272 1,223 1,237
        Science 942 962 1,032 1,029 1,058 1,090 1,056 1,075
            Agricultural sciences 32 39 39 43 45 46 46 50
            Biological sciences 159 162 163 159 167 181 182 184
                Anatomy ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
                Biochemistry 4 4 4 5 6 6 10 11
                Biology 104 101 102 101 102 105 103 101
                Biometry and epidemiology ne ne ne 1 3 3 3 4
                Biophysics ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
                Botany 2 2 2 1 1 ne ne ne
                Cell/ molecular biology 5 4 4 5 6 7 6 6
                Ecology 6 7 5 3 3 4 4 2
                Entomology and parasitology ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
                Genetics 2 2 2 2 ne ne ne ne
                Microbiology, immunology, and virology 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
                Nutrition 10 14 14 13 13 16 18 17
                Pathology ne ne ne ne ne 1 1 1
                Pharmacology ne ne ne ne 1 1 1 1
                Physiology 5 5 5 6 5 4 4 4
                Zoology 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
                Biological sciences, nec 17 19 21 18 22 29 27 32
            Communicationb ne ne 31 39 43 46 50 56
            Computer sciences 101 102 100 104 112 113 105 105
            Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 55 55 53 52 52 50 50 49
                Atmospheric sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
                Geosciences 25 25 27 29 27 28 29 29
                Ocean sciences 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
                Earth/ atmospheric/ ocean sciences, nec 24 23 19 16 18 15 14 12
            Family and consumer sciences and human sciencesa ne ne 12 13 15 14 13 10
            Mathematical sciences 75 75 75 72 73 78 75 76
                Mathematics and applied mathematics 72 72 72 69 68 72 69 69
                Statistics 3 3 3 3 5 6 6 7
            Multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary studiesa ne ne 40 43 46 47 32 31
            Neurosciencea na na 1 1 2 1 1 1
            Physical sciences 70 74 72 70 69 72 70 64
                Astronomy ne 1 1 ne ne ne ne ne
                Chemistry 46 46 46 45 44 49 47 43
                Physics 17 20 19 19 20 17 19 17
                Physical sciences, nec 7 7 6 6 5 6 4 4
            Psychology 199 199 197 192 186 181 176 181
                Clinical psychology 31 34 31 35 32 32 27 30
                Psychology, general 67 65 65 64 60 58 54 56
                Psychology, nec 101 100 101 93 94 91 95 95
            Social sciences 251 256 249 241 248 261 256 268
                Agricultural economics 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
                Anthropology (cultural/ social) 12 13 13 14 14 15 16 17
                Economics (except agricultural) 20 20 20 20 21 21 22 24
                Geography 21 23 23 23 22 23 21 22
                History and philosophy of science 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 2
                Linguistics 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
                Political science/ public administration 87 81 80 74 80 84 86 93
                Sociology 33 30 29 29 30 29 28 26
                Sociology and anthropology 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
                Social sciences, nec 63 74 69 66 68 76 71 75
        Engineering 178 170 174 179 188 182 167 162
            Aerospace engineering 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2
            Agricultural engineering ne ne ne ne ne ne 1 1
            Architecturea na na 2 3 3 3 1 1
            Biomedical engineering 3 3 3 1 2 2 2 3
            Chemical engineering 6 5 5 5 7 7 7 6
            Civil engineeringa 27 30 29 31 32 32 30 28
            Electrical engineering 44 41 43 46 50 47 41 42
            Engineering science/ engineering physics 3 4 5 6 5 4 5 4
            Industrial/ manufacturing engineering 34 30 31 30 31 32 26 23
            Mechanical engineering 24 21 21 24 26 25 23 22
            Metallurgical/ materials engineering 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 3
            Mining engineering 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
            Nuclear engineering ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Petroleum engineering 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
            Engineering, nec 29 28 27 25 25 23 24 25
    Health 254 217 213 185 174 163 143 148
        Clinical medicine 24 31 31 28 27 28 29 30
            Anesthesiology 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1
            Cardiology ne 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
            Endocrinology ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Gastroenterology ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Hematology ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Neurologya 1 1 ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Obstetrics/ gynecology ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Oncology/ cancer research ne 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
            Ophthalmology ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Otorhinolaryngology ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Pediatrics ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Preventive medicine/ community health 12 17 20 19 23 24 26 26
            Psychiatry ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Pulmonary disease ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Radiology 1 ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Surgery ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Clinical medicine, nec 6 8 6 4 ne ne ne ne
        Other health 230 186 182 157 147 135 114 118
            Dental sciences ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Nursing 83 57 57 49 37 26 14 14
            Pharmaceutical sciences 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2
            Communication disorders sciences 54 57 57 52 53 54 54 54
            Veterinary sciences ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne
            Other health, nec 92 71 67 54 54 52 44 48

na = not applicable; data were not collected at this level of detail. ne = not eligible; data were not collected for this field prior to 2007.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
a In 2007, eligible fields were reclassified, newly eligible fields were added, and the survey was redesigned to improve coverage and coding of eligible units. "2007new" presents data as collected in 2007; "2007old" shows data as they would have been collected in prior years. The science fields Communication and Family and consumer sciences and human sciences were newly eligible in 2007; data for these two fields begin in 2007new. The science field Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies was also added to the code list in 2007; some data reported in this field were reported under other fields before 2007 and are included in those fields in 2007old. Neuroscience is reported as a separate field of science in 2007new; data were reported under health field Neurology in 2007old and previous years. Architecture is reported as a separate field of engineering in 2007new; data were reported under Civil engineering in 2007old and previous years. See appendix A in http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10307/ for more detail.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering.
Data from survey cycle Fall 2012, as of December 2013.