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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MA in Linguistics & Comparative Literature

Linguistics & Comparative Literature is a major offered under the foreign languages and linguistics program of study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 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 UIUC Cost?

$17,912 Average Tuition and Fees

UIUC Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at UIUC was $680 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $525 per credit hour. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $15,016 $27,187
Fees $2,896 $2,896

Does UIUC Offer an Online MA in Comparative Literature?

If you’re interested in online learning, you’re in luck. UIUC does offer online classes in its comparative literature master’s degree program. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UIUC Online Learning page.

UIUC Master’s Student Diversity for Comparative Literature

19 Master's Degrees Awarded
68.4% Women
36.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 19 students received their master’s degree in comparative literature. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 68.4% of the students who received their MA in comparative literature in 2019-2020 were women. This is about the same as the countrywide number of 67.8%.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 36.8% of the comparative literature master’s degrees at UIUC in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 25%.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 6
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

MA in Comparative Literature Focus Areas at UIUC

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

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Linguistics 6
Language Translation 12
Comparative Literature 1

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 5
Classical Languages & Literature 1

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References

*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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