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Table 11. Full-time graduate students in science, engineering, and health in all institutions, by detailed field: 2007–13
Field 2007a 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
All surveyed fields 437,365 449,613 456,115 461,185 457,292 459,498 468,953
   Science and engineering 371,542 383,560 398,498 409,107 411,168 414,384 424,508
      Science 277,229 285,305 293,561 299,315 303,015 304,795 309,756
         Agricultural sciences 9,822 10,132 10,823 11,087 11,448 11,375 11,634
         Biological sciences 60,428 60,662 61,466 62,770 62,773 63,921 63,615
            Anatomy 823 731 806 800 726 650 503
            Biochemistry 5,498 5,085 4,886 4,909 4,771 4,781 4,559
            Biology 12,062 12,486 12,811 13,084 12,832 12,352 11,988
            Biometry and epidemiology 3,919 4,294 4,176 4,868 4,933 5,837 6,343
            Biophysics 1,159 1,037 1,001 1,033 972 932 898
            Botany 1,655 1,613 1,664 1,679 1,729 1,710 1,712
            Cell biology 6,445 6,632 6,660 6,621 6,517 6,440 6,167
            Ecology 1,617 1,620 1,417 1,471 1,372 1,324 1,063
            Entomology and parasitology 926 910 892 933 910 990 1,067
            Genetics 2,042 2,056 2,175 2,254 2,318 2,276 2,253
            Microbiology, immunology, and virology 4,898 4,745 4,660 4,569 4,643 4,612 4,617
            Nutrition 3,365 3,526 3,631 3,776 3,625 3,630 3,609
            Pathology 1,386 1,384 1,308 1,272 1,218 1,151 1,058
            Pharmacology 2,789 2,743 2,884 2,756 2,714 2,743 2,656
            Physiology 2,455 2,606 2,597 2,678 2,681 2,777 2,954
            Zoology 976 726 661 589 686 666 649
            Biological sciences nec 8,413 8,468 9,237 9,478 10,126 11,050 11,519
         Communication 4,528 5,224 6,091 6,274 6,913 6,978 7,117
         Computer sciences 30,082 31,338 32,198 32,782 32,861 34,108 39,268
         Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 10,892 11,171 11,589 12,318 12,404 12,617 12,339
            Atmospheric sciences 1,011 1,169 1,132 1,193 1,197 1,277 1,263
            Geosciences 5,423 5,409 5,825 6,352 6,450 6,686 6,734
            Oceanography 2,144 2,120 2,197 2,130 2,199 2,158 2,147
            Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences nec 2,314 2,473 2,435 2,643 2,558 2,496 2,195
         Family and consumer sciences and human sciences 1,594 1,936 2,168 2,377 2,616 2,410 2,535
         Mathematical sciences 15,668 16,241 16,885 17,606 18,303 18,990 19,510
            Mathematics and applied mathematics 12,279 12,530 12,950 13,427 14,014 14,264 14,320
            Statistics 3,389 3,711 3,935 4,179 4,289 4,726 5,190
         Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies 2,398 3,110 3,957 5,063 4,103 3,987 3,873
         Neuroscience 1,530 1,909 2,261 2,682 3,911 4,333 4,576
         Physical sciences 32,857 33,254 34,181 34,856 35,643 35,868 35,979
            Astronomy 1,185 1,233 1,348 1,292 1,325 1,245 1,226
            Chemistry 18,887 19,073 19,682 20,011 20,403 20,672 20,553
            Physics 12,570 12,626 12,771 13,085 13,413 13,522 13,767
            Physical sciences nec 215 322 380 468 502 429 433
         Psychologyb 40,678 42,103 40,373 38,571 38,548 38,325 38,204
            Clinical psychology 10,691 10,349 10,144 9,378 8,094 7,630 7,891
            Psychology, general 12,550 12,925 11,443 10,716 12,872 12,897 12,105
            Psychology nec 17,437 18,829 18,786 18,477 17,582 17,798 18,208
         Social sciences 66,752 68,225 71,569 72,929 73,492 71,883 71,106
            Agricultural economics 1,762 1,868 1,896 1,825 1,767 1,692 1,591
            Anthropology (cultural and social) 6,315 6,459 6,462 6,596 6,471 6,454 6,414
            Economics (except agricultural) 10,358 10,541 11,433 11,879 12,391 12,476 12,429
            Geography 3,166 3,299 3,331 3,373 3,383 3,319 3,325
            History and philosophy of science 661 798 653 476 425 420 358
            Linguistics 2,275 2,328 2,386 2,419 2,589 2,629 2,707
            Political science 23,209 23,640 25,970 26,850 28,554 28,439 27,772
            Sociology 6,750 7,110 7,006 7,222 7,148 6,761 6,787
            Sociology and anthropology 428 393 301 171 173 139 141
            Social sciences nec 11,828 11,789 12,131 12,118 10,591 9,554 9,582
      Engineering 94,313 98,255 104,937 109,792 108,153 109,589 114,752
         Aerospace engineering 3,482 3,691 3,974 4,211 4,251 3,813 3,897
         Agricultural engineering 917 1,022 1,084 1,198 1,372 1,254 1,256
         Architecture 4,097 5,211 6,112 6,079 2,772 2,045 1,933
         Biomedical engineering 5,921 6,262 6,859 7,418 7,931 7,978 8,092
         Chemical engineering 6,459 6,762 7,110 7,516 7,639 8,059 8,522
         Civil engineering 11,336 11,909 13,503 14,191 14,363 14,580 14,728
         Electrical engineering 29,076 29,212 29,282 29,977 30,735 31,526 34,660
         Engineering science 1,432 1,486 1,490 1,502 1,574 1,705 1,575
         Industrial engineering 7,422 8,216 8,362 8,371 8,251 8,115 8,336
         Mechanical engineering 13,160 13,763 15,609 16,625 16,084 17,000 17,940
         Metallurgical and materials engineering 4,613 4,811 5,181 5,551 5,877 6,126 6,252
         Mining engineering 142 207 212 361 414 241 267
         Nuclear engineering 951 941 968 1,123 1,165 1,162 1,169
         Petroleum engineering 792 828 993 1,063 1,064 1,289 1,318
         Engineering nec 4,513 3,934 4,198 4,606 4,661 4,696 4,807
   Healthb 65,823 66,053 57,617 52,078 46,124 45,114 44,445
      Clinical medicine 15,478 16,965 16,725 17,704 17,853 17,195 17,408
         Anesthesiology 826 562 400 321 5 3 7
         Cardiology 51 38 38 48 54 41 27
         Endocrinology 37 60 47 48 48 46 39
         Gastroenterology 28 15 15 7 7 2 0
         Hematology 9 8 9 4 1 5 1
         Neurology 1,707 1,416 1,284 1,039 211 169 0
         Obstetrics and gynecology 71 65 69 55 75 73 50
         Oncology and cancer research 264 260 258 229 248 240 102
         Ophthalmology 378 1 1 5 2 2 0
         Otorhinolaryngology 7 9 2 3 1 1 0
         Pediatrics 267 169 162 183 117 113 0
         Preventive medicine and community health 9,585 11,679 12,219 13,312 14,913 14,913 15,718
         Psychiatry 93 95 114 122 88 100 0
         Pulmonary disease 23 13 12 12 14 12 11
         Radiology 224 225 271 284 261 262 181
         Surgery 29 17 26 49 20 25 1
         Clinical medicine nec 1,879 2,333 1,798 1,983 1,788 1,188 1,271
      Other healthb 50,345 49,088 40,892 34,374 28,271 27,919 27,037
         Dental sciences 1,406 1,372 1,564 1,494 1,553 1,528 1,701
         Nursing 13,128 13,204 9,544 4,980 3,294 3,403 2,160
         Pharmaceutical sciences 3,852 2,979 3,182 3,032 2,836 2,987 3,110
         Speech pathology and audiology 12,679 12,438 12,466 12,554 12,116 11,867 12,071
         Veterinary sciences 1,891 1,860 1,637 1,651 1,271 1,250 1,359
         Other health nec 17,389 17,235 12,499 10,663 7,201 6,884 6,636

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. 2007 data presented in this table are the data collected in 2007, which were labeled as "2007new" in the past publications. See appendix A in http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10307/ for more detail on the changes made in 2007.
b Beginning with 2008, more rigorous follow-up was done with institutions regarding the exclusion of practitioner-oriented graduate degree programs in Psychology and in Other health (a subfield of health). This change may affect interpretation of trends in these fields.
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 2013, as of 8 August 2014.