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University of Massachusetts - Boston MA in Linguistics & Comparative Literature

Linguistics & Comparative Literature is a major offered under the foreign languages and linguistics program of study at University of Massachusetts - Boston. Here, you’ll find out more about the major master’s degree program in comparative literature, including such details as the number of graduates, ethnicity of students, related majors and concentrations, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Comparative Literature from UMass Boston Cost?

$18,938 Average Tuition and Fees
$17,000 Average Student Debt

UMass Boston Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at UMass Boston was $1,499 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $768 per credit hour. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In State Out of State
Tuition $18,433 $35,980
Fees $505 $505

UMass Boston Comparative Literature MA Student Debt

You may also want to consider how much in student loans you’ll need when thinking about the overall cost to attend a school. Students who received their master’s degree at UMass Boston in Comparative Literature walked away with an average of $17,000 in student debt. That is 66% lower than the national average of $50,197.


How Much Can You Make With a MA in Comparative Literature From UMass Boston?

$50,200 Average Salary
High Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of comparative literature students who receive their master’s degree from UMass Boston is $50,200 per year. That is 21% higher than the national average of $41,620.


Does UMass Boston Offer an Online MA in Comparative Literature?

Looking for online learning options? Good news, you can take online classes in the comparative literature master’s degree program at UMass Boston. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UMass Boston Online Learning page.

UMass Boston Master’s Student Diversity for Comparative Literature

55 Master's Degrees Awarded
65.5% Women
20.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 55 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

Of the students who received their master’s degree in comparative literature in 2019-2020, 65.5% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 67.8%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 20.0% of comparative literature master’s degree recipients at UMass Boston in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is lower than the nationwide number of 25%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 8
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 39
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

MA in Comparative Literature Focus Areas at UMass Boston

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

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Linguistics 8
Applied Linguistics 47


*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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