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2023 Best Germanic Languages Doctor's Degree Schools

16 Colleges in the United States
55 Doctor's Degrees
Germanic Languages isn't the most popular doctorate program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #141 in popularity out of 306 majors in the country. 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.

College Factual looked at 16 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Germanic Languages Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 55 doctor's degrees in Germanic languages during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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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 account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

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

4 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a good decision for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in Germanic languages. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

Duke University

Durham, NC
2 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 large city of Durham.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from Duke University

#3

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
5 Annual Graduates

Vanderbilt University is a good option for students pursuing a doctor's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the large city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from Vanderbilt University

#4

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
3 Annual Graduates

Georgetown University is a wonderful choice for students pursuing a doctor's degree in Germanic languages. Georgetown is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from Georgetown University

6 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from University of California - Berkeley

3 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the city of Madison.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from University of Wisconsin - Madison

4 Annual Graduates

UW Seattle is a fairly large public university located in the city of Seattle.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

2 Annual Graduates

UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from University of Chicago

2 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a very large public university located in the large city of Austin.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from The University of Texas at Austin

3 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in Germanic languages from Ohio State University - Main Campus

Germanic Languages by Region

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Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
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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 42
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General 10
Sc&inavian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 3

Majors Similar to German

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 427
Romance Languages 301
Classical Languages & Literature 67
East Asian Languages 57
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 51
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 20
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 13
South Asian Languages 3
American Sign Language 3
African 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).
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