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2022 Best Germanic Languages Master's Degree Schools

29 Colleges in the United States
86 Master's Degrees
Germanic Languagesmaster's programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #225 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.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 29 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Germanic Languages Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 86 master's degrees in Germanic languages during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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.

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

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 269 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 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 full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools 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

7 Annual Graduates

It's hard 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 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.

With 7 students who completed this degree 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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#2

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
4 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Middlebury College if you want to pursue a master's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the distant 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 4 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent data year.

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#3

New York University

New York, NY
2 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat New York University if you wish to pursue a master's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

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

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1 Annual Graduates

University of California - Los Angeles is a great option for students pursuing a master's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #27 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UCLA is a great university overall.

With 1 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of California - Los Angeles is one of the most popular universities to study German in the United States.

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#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a very 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 3 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year.

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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 approximately 6 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent year we have data available.

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1 Annual Graduates

Located in the large 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 approximately 1 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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1 Annual Graduates

UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in the small city of Chapel Hill. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #37 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1 Germanic languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available.

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1 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a very 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 1 Germanic languages students who graduated with this degree at UMass Amherst in the most recent data year.

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#10

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
8 Annual Graduates

UA is a very large public university located in the city of Tuscaloosa. This university ranks 4th out of 21 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Alabama.

There were roughly 8 Germanic languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UA in the most recent data year.

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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 Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
German Language & Literature 71
Germanic Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General 11
Sc&inavian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 4

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,133
Romance Languages 1,098
Classical Languages & Literature 174
East Asian Languages 145
American Sign Language 112
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 92
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).
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