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University of Pennsylvania PhD in Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Foreign Languages & Linguistics is a program of study at University of Pennsylvania. The school offers a doctor’s degree in the area. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in foreign languages and linguistics, 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 Doctorate in Foreign Languages & Linguistics from UPenn Cost?

$41,760 Average Tuition and Fees

UPenn Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at UPenn paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $37,678 $37,678
Fees $4,082 $4,082

Does UPenn Offer an Online PhD in Foreign Languages & Linguistics?

UPenn does not offer an online option for its foreign languages and linguistics doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UPenn Online Learning page.

UPenn Doctorate Student Diversity for Foreign Languages & Linguistics

34 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
50.0% Women
8.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 34 students received their doctor’s degree in foreign languages and linguistics. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in foreign languages and linguistics in 2019-2020, 50.0% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 55.2%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 8.8% of the foreign languages and linguistics doctor’s degrees at UPenn in 2019-2020. This is lower than the nationwide number of 18%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 19
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

PhD in Foreign Languages & Linguistics Focus Areas at UPenn

Foreign Languages & Linguistics students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 15
East Asian Languages 3
Germanic Languages 3
Romance Languages 7
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 4


*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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