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2023 Best Germanic Languages Master's Degree Schools

27 Colleges in the United States
88 Master's Degrees
If you're seeking a Master's Degree in Germanic languages, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #246 one in the country 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 reviewed 27 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of Germanic languages. Combined, these schools handed out 88 master's degrees in Germanic languages to qualified students.

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

Best Germanic Languages Master's Degree Schools The German master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality German 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 much a school focuses on Germanic languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other Germanic 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 much debt Germanic languages students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • 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 colleges for Germanic languages students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Germanic Languages Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Germanic Languages Master's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in Germanic languages.

10 Top Schools for a Master's in German

2 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Columbia University in the City of New York if you want to pursue a master's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

3 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in Germanic languages. UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from University of California - Berkeley

#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
1 Annual Graduates

Georgetown University is a good option for students pursuing a master's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from Georgetown University

4 Annual Graduates

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

5 Annual Graduates

Mizzou is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Columbia.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from University of Missouri - Columbia

2 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from University of California - Davis

3 Annual Graduates

CU - Boulder is a fairly large public university located in the city of Boulder.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from University of Colorado Boulder

#8

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from University of Chicago

7 Annual Graduates

IU Bloomington is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Bloomington.More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from Indiana University - Bloomington

4 Annual Graduates

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

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 Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
German Language & Literature 69
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General 18
Sc&inavian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,167
Romance Languages 975
Classical Languages & Literature 217
East Asian Languages 143
American Sign Language 112
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).
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