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2022 Best Linguistics Doctor's Degree Schools

46 Colleges in the United States
232 Doctor's Degrees
Linguistics is of the hottest doctor's degree programs in the United States, coming in as the #80 most popular major in the country. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 46 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Linguistics Doctor's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 232 doctor's degrees in linguistics during the 2019-2020 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Linguistics School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Linguistics Doctor's Degree Schools The linguistics 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. 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 account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

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 linguistics students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of linguistics students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • 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.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized linguistics related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for linguistics students working on their doctor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Linguistics Schools

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Linguistics Doctor's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Linguistics in the United States

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for linguistics students seeking a a doctor's degree.

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Linguistics

#1

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Northwestern University if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of Evanston, Northwestern is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from Northwestern University

#2

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Georgetown University if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in linguistics. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from Georgetown University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a doctor's degree in linguistics needs to take a look at University of Southern California. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from University of Southern California

#4

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Chicago if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in linguistics. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from University of Chicago

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

UCLA is a very large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from University of California - Los Angeles

#6

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12 Annual Graduates

UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from University of Pennsylvania

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

UCONN is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Storrs.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from University of Connecticut

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from University of Maryland - College Park

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

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

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
8 Annual Graduates

Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a doctorate in linguistics from Teachers College at Columbia University

Linguistics by Region

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Middle Atlantic
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Southwest
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Linguistics is one of 5 different types of Linguistics & Comparative Literature programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Comparative Literature 167
Modern Languages 22
Language Translation 13
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 13

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 Pandit Rahul Sanskrutayan, Banshidhar Mohanty. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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