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2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

8 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
24 Master's Degrees
If you're seeking a Master's Degree in classical languages and literature, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #199 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 8 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for classical languages and literature students pursuing a master's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 24 master'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 Master's Degree

Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes 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. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

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

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master'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 - 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 Great Lakes Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Classical Languages & Literature in the Great Lakes Region

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in classical languages and literature.

Top Great Lakes Region Schools for a Master's in Classical Languages

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
3 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Notre Dame if you want to pursue a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Notre Dame.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Notre Dame

5 Annual Graduates

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

2 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in classical languages and literature needs to look into University of Wisconsin - Madison. UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the city of Madison.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Wisconsin - Madison

6 Annual Graduates

Indiana University - Bloomington is a great decision for students pursuing a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the small city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from Indiana University - Bloomington

1 Annual Graduates

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

5 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Cincinnati, UC is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

1 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Kent, Kent State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from Kent State University at Kent

#8

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Detroit, Wayne State is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from Wayne State University

Best Classical Languages & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best classical languages and literature colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 219 3
Michigan 203 6
Ohio 195 7
Indiana 181 2
Wisconsin 166 5

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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 20
Ancient/Classical Greek Language & Literature 2
Latin Language & Literature 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 164
Romance Languages 144
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 25
East Asian Languages 19
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 15
Germanic Languages 13
Second Language Learning 4
South Asian Languages 1

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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