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2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

13 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
80 Master's Degrees
Linguistics is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #222 most popular master's degree program in the country. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual reviewed 13 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of linguistics. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 80 master's degrees in linguistics during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Linguistics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region Your choice of linguistics for getting your master's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master'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.

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 48% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 546 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

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 master'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 complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for linguistics students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Linguistics Schools

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

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Linguistics in the Great Lakes Region

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

10 Top Great Lakes Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

#1

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In IL
4 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Chicago if you wish to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. UChicago is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #6 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

With 4 students who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of Chicago is one of the most popular universities to study linguistics in the Great Lakes Region .

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
1 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in linguistics has to take a look at Purdue University - Main Campus. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #75 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 1 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In IL
6 Annual Graduates

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a wonderful choice for individuals pursuing a master's degree in linguistics. UIUC is a fairly large public university located in the city of Champaign. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #44 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UIUC is a great university overall.

A popular major for linguistics students, there were about 6 individuals who completed this degree at UIUC in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In OH
4 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in linguistics has to take a look at Ohio State University - Main Campus. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #182 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Ohio State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 4 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Ohio State in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from Ohio State University - Main Campus

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WI
6 Annual Graduates

UWM is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Milwaukee. This university ranks 19th out of 31 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were roughly 6 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UWM in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Chicago, UIC is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 12th out of 44 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

There were approximately 2 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UIC in the most recent data year.

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#7

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MI
3 Annual Graduates

Michigan State is a very large public university located in the city of East Lansing. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #134 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

Michigan State University is a fairly popular university to study linguistics in the Great Lakes Region with approximately 3 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
10 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #84 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means IU Bloomington is a great university overall.

There were roughly 10 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at IU Bloomington in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IL
8 Annual Graduates

SIUC is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Carbondale. This university ranks 25th out of 44 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

A favorite major for linguistics students, there were about 8 students who completed this degree at SIUC in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale

#10

Ball State University

Muncie, IN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IN
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Muncie, Ball State is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 38 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Indiana.

There were approximately 2 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Ball State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best linguistics schools for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 530 62
Michigan 470 21
Ohio 466 16
Indiana 352 10
Wisconsin 302 3

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Language Translation 32
Modern Languages 31
Applied Linguistics 10
Comparative Literature 7
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 4

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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