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2022 Best Classical Languages & Literature Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region

5 Colleges in the New England Region
25 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 New England Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 25 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 New England Region The classical languages master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality classical languages program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

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

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to classical languages and literature students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other classical languages and literature students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for classical languages and literature to pay back their student loans after receiving their master'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 master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Classical Languages & Literature Schools

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 New England Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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

Top New England Region Schools for a Master's in Classical Languages

#1

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
2 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a master's degree in classical languages and literature needs to check out Boston College. Boston College is a large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from Boston College

#2

Brown University

Providence, RI
2 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a master's degree in classical languages and literature has to look into Brown University. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from Brown University

#3

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
5 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Brandeis University if you wish to pursue a master's degree in classical languages and literature. Located in the small city of Waltham, Brandeis is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from Brandeis University

#4

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT
3 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Vermont if you wish to pursue a master's degree in classical languages and literature. UVM is a large public university located in the small city of Burlington.More information about a master’s in classical languages and literature from University of Vermont

6 Annual Graduates

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

Best Classical Languages & Literature Colleges by State

Explore the best classical languages and literature schools for a specific state in the New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 215 29
Connecticut 150 8
Rhode Island 116 0
Vermont 88 2

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

Classical Languages Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
General Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 24
Latin Language & Literature 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 146
Romance Languages 125
East Asian Languages 22
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 8
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 7
Germanic Languages 6

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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