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University of Colorado Boulder MA in Linguistics & Comparative Literature

The main focus area for this major is Linguistics. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Linguistics & Comparative Literature is a major offered under the foreign languages and linguistics program of study at University of Colorado Boulder. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in comparative literature, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Comparative Literature from CU - Boulder Cost?

$13,522 Average Tuition and Fees

CU - Boulder Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at CU - Boulder paid an average of $1,738 per credit hour if they came to the school from out-of-state. In-state students paid a discounted rate of $657 per credit hour. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In State Out of State
Tuition $11,826 $31,284
Fees $1,696 $1,696

How Much Can You Make With a MA in Comparative Literature From CU - Boulder?

$21,800 Average Salary
Below Average Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of comparative literature students who receive their master’s degree from CU - Boulder is $21,800 per year. That is 48% lower than the national average of $41,620.


Does CU - Boulder Offer an Online MA in Comparative Literature?

CU - Boulder does not offer an online option for its comparative literature master’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the CU - Boulder Online Learning page.

CU - Boulder Master’s Student Diversity for Comparative Literature

19 Master's Degrees Awarded
78.9% Women
10.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 19 master’s degrees in comparative literature awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 78.9% of the students who received their MA in comparative literature in 2019-2020 were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 67.8%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 10.5% of the comparative literature master’s degrees at CU - Boulder in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 25%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 14
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

MA in Comparative Literature Focus Areas at CU - Boulder

Linguistics & Comparative Literature students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Linguistics 19

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to linguistics and comparative literature.

Related Major Annual Graduates
East Asian Languages 6
Germanic Languages 3
Romance Languages 11
Classical Languages & Literature 9

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*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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