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2023 Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools

21 Colleges in the United States
143 Master's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Master's Degree in East Asian languages. It is ranked #224 out of 343 major degree programs in terms of popularity. While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

College Factual looked at 21 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best East Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 143 master's degrees in East Asian languages during the 2020-2021 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.

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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges 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

26 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a wonderful option for students interested in 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.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

2 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is a great decision for students pursuing a master's degree in East Asian languages. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public university located in the city of Berkeley.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from University of California - Berkeley

4 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Wisconsin - Madison if you wish to pursue a master's degree in East Asian languages. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from University of Wisconsin - Madison

2 Annual Graduates

George Washington University is a good choice for individuals interested in a master's degree in East Asian languages. GWU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from George Washington University

7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

1 Annual Graduates

USC is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Los Angeles.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from University of Southern California

8 Annual Graduates

CU - Boulder is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Boulder.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from University of Colorado Boulder

10 Annual Graduates

Ohio State is a very large public university located in the large city of Columbus.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from Ohio State University - Main Campus

12 Annual Graduates

Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the city of New Brunswick.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
6 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More information about a master’s in East Asian languages from Middlebury College

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 34
Japanese Language & Literature 19
Other East Asian Languages 15
Korean Language & Literature 2

Majors Similar to East Asian

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,167
Romance Languages 975
Classical Languages & Literature 217
American Sign Language 112
Germanic Languages 88
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 88
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 49
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 26
South Asian Languages 19
Second Language Learning 19

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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