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

12 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
121 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 12 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which ones were the best for linguistics students pursuing a master's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 121 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 Middle Atlantic Region The linguistics master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality linguistics program can vary widely even among the top schools. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

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 19% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 32%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 203 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

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 linguistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other linguistics 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.
  • 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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

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

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

10 Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
21 Annual Graduates

Georgetown University is a good choice for individuals interested in a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #19 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 21 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
5 Annual Graduates

New York University is a good option for students pursuing a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

New York University is a fairly popular university to study linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region with roughly 5 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#3

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In NY
4 Annual Graduates

Cornell University is a good choice for students pursuing a master's degree in linguistics. Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

Cornell University is a fairly popular university to study linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region with approximately 4 graduates in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
25 Annual Graduates

Teachers College at Columbia University is a wonderful choice for students interested in a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of New York, Teachers College is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #32 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Teachers College is a great university overall.

There were roughly 25 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Teachers College in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DE
11 Annual Graduates

UD is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Newark. This university ranks 1st out of 5 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Delaware.

There were approximately 11 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year.

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#6

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In NY
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Rochester, University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #57 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means University of Rochester is a great university overall.

With 5 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of Rochester is one of the most popular universities to study linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region .

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#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the large 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 1 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent data year.

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#8

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In NY
9 Annual Graduates

Syracuse is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse. This university ranks 8th out of 96 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of New York.

Syracuse University is one of the most popular universities to study linguistics in the Middle Atlantic Region with roughly 9 graduations in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In PA
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 11th out of 75 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were approximately 3 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Pitt in the most recent data year.

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#10

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ
12 Annual Graduates

Montclair State is a very large public university located in the large suburb of Montclair. This university ranks 8th out of 30 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 12 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at Montclair 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 Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 667 79
Pennsylvania 586 9
Maryland 342 0
District of Columbia 330 33
New Jersey 323 10
Delaware 123 5

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One of 5 majors within the Linguistics & Comparative Literature area of study, Linguistics has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Comparative Literature 51
Modern Languages 25
Language Translation 15
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 5
Applied Linguistics 1

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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