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301 Master's Degrees Annually
1 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#181 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Health/Medical Prep Programs Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many health/medical prep programs graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 815
Master’s Degree 301
Doctor’s Degree 1

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Health/Medical Prep Programs?

301 Master's Degrees Annually
63% Percent Women
51% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 63% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of medical prep majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Medical Prep Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 42
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 36
White 123
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 48

Online Health/Medical Prep Programs Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 444 schools offered some type of health/medical prep programs program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 44 3
Certificate (1-2 years) 58 3
Certificate (2-4 Years) 5 0
Associate’s Degree 305 39
Bachelor’s Degree 52 3
Post-Baccalaureate 44 3
Master’s Degree 22 2
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to medical prep.

Major Number of Grads
Nursing 63,380
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 23,124
Medicine 19,720
Public Health 18,212
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 16,970
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14,633
Mental & Social Health Services 14,322
Allied Health Professions 11,260
Communication Sciences 9,970
Osteopathic Medicine 6,700
Dentistry 6,403
Veterinary Medicine 3,297
Alternative Medicine & Systems 2,714
Chiropractic 2,608
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 2,301
Optometry 1,747
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,654
Health Sciences & Services 1,526
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,418
Other Health Professions 1,292
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 842
Medical Science 809
Podiatry 579
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 553
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 475
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 455
Alternative Medical Support Services 129
Dental Support Services 83
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 79
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 34
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 19
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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