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2022 Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools

19 Colleges in the United States
145 Master's Degrees
East Asian Languagesmaster's programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #217 out of the 326 majors we look at each year. While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual reviewed 19 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of East Asian languages. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 145 master's degrees in East Asian languages during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great East Asian Languages School for Your Master's Degree

Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools The East Asian master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality East Asian program can vary widely even among the top schools. 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 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.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 26% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 285 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their master's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. After all, your master's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

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 East Asian languages students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other East Asian languages 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 East Asian languages 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 East Asian languages related body.

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

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study East Asian Languages in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in East Asian languages.

10 Top Schools for a Master's in East Asian

36 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a good choice for individuals pursuing a master's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #21 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

There were about 36 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent data year.

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#2

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
7 Annual Graduates

Middlebury College is a good choice for students pursuing a master's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #22 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Middlebury is a great college overall.

There were roughly 7 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent year we have data available.

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1 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in East Asian languages needs to take a look at University of Southern California. USC is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Los Angeles. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means USC is a great university overall.

University of Southern California is one of the most popular universities to study East Asian in the United States with about 1 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
15 Annual Graduates

University of Pennsylvania is a wonderful decision for students interested in a master's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #11 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 15 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

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7 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #59 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were about 7 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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2 Annual Graduates

GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #56 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were about 2 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent data year.

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15 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 14th out of 49 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 15 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UMass Amherst in the most recent year we have data available.

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6 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #61 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were about 6 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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1 Annual Graduates

U-M is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #35 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means U-M is a great university overall.

There were about 1 East Asian languages students who graduated with this degree at U-M in the most recent year we have data available.

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9 Annual Graduates

Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public university located in the small city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 4th out of 30 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 9 East Asian languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available.

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East Asian Languages by Region

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

East Asian Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 73
Chinese Language & Literature 40
Other East Asian Languages 15
Japanese Language & Literature 13
Korean Language & Literature 4

Majors Similar to East Asian

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,133
Romance Languages 1,098
Classical Languages & Literature 174
American Sign Language 112
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 92
Germanic Languages 86
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 48
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 39
Second Language Learning 23
Native American Languages 12

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Betoseha. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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