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2022 Best Germanic Languages Doctor's Degree Schools

19 Colleges in the United States
56 Doctor's Degrees
Germanic Languages is about average in terms of popularity for doctor's degrees programs. That is, it ranks #128 out of the 295 majors across the country that we analyze each year. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 19 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for Germanic languages students pursuing a doctor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 56 doctor's degrees in Germanic languages to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Germanic Languages School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Germanic Languages Doctor's Degree Schools The German doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. 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

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To take this into account we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The lowest ranked school in our list is in the top 34% of our overall quality ranking while the vast majority are in at least the top 20%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 116 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 doctor's degree from the school. After all, your doctor'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

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to Germanic languages students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other Germanic languages students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • 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 easy is it for Germanic languages to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized Germanic languages related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Germanic languages students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The German school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Germanic Languages Doctor's Degree Schools.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Germanic Languages in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in Germanic languages.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in German

#1

Duke University

Durham, NC
5 Annual Graduates

Duke University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in Germanic languages. Duke is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 741 colleges nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were roughly 5 Germanic languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
4 Annual Graduates

Georgetown University is a good choice for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in Germanic languages. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #9 out of 741 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 4 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

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3 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a wonderful option for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in Germanic languages. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #12 out of 741 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

With 3 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the most popular universities to study German in the United States.

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#4

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
1 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the small city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 741 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

With 1 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent year we have data available, Northwestern University is one of the most popular universities to study German in the United States.

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#5

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
3 Annual Graduates

UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #5 out of 741 colleges nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

There were approximately 3 Germanic languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UChicago in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #30 out of 741 schools nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were approximately 2 Germanic languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent year we have data available.

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4 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the large city of Madison. This university ranks 1st out of 18 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 4 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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5 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 21 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of North Carolina.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a fairly popular university to study German in the United States with about 5 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#9

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
3 Annual Graduates

UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #11 out of 741 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

University of Pennsylvania is one of the most popular universities to study German in the United States with about 3 graduates in the most recent data year.

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3 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the city of Austin. This university ranks 2nd out of 44 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 3 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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Germanic Languages by Region

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

German Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
German Language & Literature 41
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General 14
Sc&inavian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 1

Majors Similar to German

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 447
Romance Languages 411
Classical Languages & Literature 83
East Asian Languages 69
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 56
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 31
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
South Asian Languages 6
American Sign Language 3
Celtic Language & Literature 2

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 fdecomite. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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