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2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools

25 Colleges in the United States
83 Doctor's Degrees
Classical Languages & Literature isn't the most popular doctorate program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #119 in popularity out of 295 majors in the country. So, you may have to do some digging around to find quality schools that offer the degree program. This list can help with that.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 25 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 83 doctor's degrees in classical languages and literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Classical Languages & Literature School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools The classical languages doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their doctor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. That is, everyone wants their doctor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on classical languages and literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other classical languages and literature students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for classical languages and literature to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized classical languages and literature related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for classical languages and literature students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The classical languages school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Classical Languages & Literature Doctor's Degree Schools.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Classical Languages & Literature in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Classical Languages

6 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature needs to check out Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

Duke University

Durham, NC
2 Annual Graduates

Duke University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Duke University

4 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature has to take a look at University of Chicago. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from University of Chicago

#4

Brown University

Providence, RI
2 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in classical languages and literature has to take a look at Brown University. Brown is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Providence.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Brown University

2 Annual Graduates

CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Catholic University of America

#6

New York University

New York, NY
2 Annual Graduates

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from New York University

5 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the large city of Madison.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from University of Wisconsin - Madison

5 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a very large public university located in the city of Austin.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from The University of Texas at Austin

3 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from Ohio State University - Main Campus

5 Annual Graduates

UIUC is a very large public university located in the small city of Champaign.More information about a doctorate in classical languages and literature from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Classical Languages & Literature by Region

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Classical Languages & Literature is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

Classical Languages Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 83

Majors Similar to Classical Languages

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 447
Romance Languages 411
East Asian Languages 69
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 56
Germanic Languages 56
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 31
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
South Asian Languages 6
American Sign Language 3
Native American Languages 2

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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