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2022 Best Germanic Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

4 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
17 Master's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Master's Degree in Germanic languages. It is ranked #225 out of 326 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

College Factual reviewed 4 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of Germanic languages. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 17 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 in the Middle Atlantic Region 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. 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 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 7% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 9%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 76 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 master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

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

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 Germanic Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Germanic Languages in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Master's in German

7 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is a great option for students interested in 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. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #21 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

Columbia University in the City of New York is a fairly popular university to study German in the Middle Atlantic Region with approximately 7 graduations in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

New York University

New York, NY
2 Annual Graduates

New York University is a wonderful option for individuals pursuing a master's degree in Germanic languages. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 96 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

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

More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from New York University

#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
3 Annual Graduates

University of Pennsylvania is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in Germanic languages. 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.

More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from University of Pennsylvania

2 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a master's degree in Germanic languages has to check out Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public university located in the city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 4th out of 30 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

A popular choice for Germanic languages students, there were about 2 learners who completed this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in Germanic languages from Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Best Germanic Languages Colleges by State

Explore the best Germanic languages schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 249 14
Pennsylvania 238 0
Maryland 190 4
New Jersey 178 9
District of Columbia 151 1

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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 17

Majors Similar to German

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 218
Romance Languages 203
East Asian Languages 62
American Sign Language 47
Classical Languages & Literature 41
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 39
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
Second Language Learning 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 11

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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