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2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region

5 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
12 Master's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Master's Degree in classical languages and literature. It is ranked #199 out of 326 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 5 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 12 master's degrees in classical languages and literature during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region Your choice of classical languages and literature for getting your master's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a collection of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the colleges on this list are in at least the top 27% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 268 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

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 - The number of classical languages and literature students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • 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 much debt classical languages and literature students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • 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 master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Classical Languages & Literature in the Far Western US Region

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for classical languages and literature students seeking a a master's degree.

Top Far Western US Region Schools for a Master's in Classical Languages

2 Annual Graduates

University of Southern California is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

With 2 students who completed this degree in the most recent data year, University of Southern California is one of the most popular universities to study classical languages in the Far Western US Region .

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2 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #24 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UC Berkeley is a great university overall.

There were roughly 2 classical languages and literature students who graduated with this degree at UC Berkeley in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of California - Berkeley

2 Annual Graduates

University of California - Santa Barbara is a great option for individuals interested in a master's degree in classical languages and literature. UCSB is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Santa Barbara. This university ranks 24th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

With 2 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of California - Santa Barbara is one of the most popular universities to study classical languages in the Far Western US Region .

More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of California - Santa Barbara

2 Annual Graduates

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in classical languages and literature. UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the city of Seattle. This university ranks 1st out of 22 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Washington.

There were about 2 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

#5

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of San Francisco, SFSU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 69th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of California.

There were about 4 classical languages and literature individuals who graduated with this degree at SFSU in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from San Francisco State University

Best Classical Languages & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best classical languages and literature schools for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 244 14
Washington 184 1
Oregon 151 2

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Classical Languages & Literature has other similar majors worth exploring.

Classical Languages Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 12

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 214
Romance Languages 163
East Asian Languages 25
Germanic Languages 19
Native American Languages 11
American Sign Language 9
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 6
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 5
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 4

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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