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2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region

4 Colleges in the New England Region
26 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 4 schools in the New England 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 26 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 New England 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 38% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 386 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 full 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 New England 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 New England Region

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

Top New England Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

#1

Boston University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MA
6 Annual Graduates

Boston University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #49 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from Boston University

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

It is difficult to beat University of Connecticut if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 18 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

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

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Connecticut

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA
1 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Massachusetts Amherst if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #113 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UMass Amherst is a great university overall.

University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the most popular universities to study linguistics in the New England Region with about 1 graduates in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

University of Massachusetts - Boston is a great option for students pursuing a master's degree in linguistics. UMass Boston is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Boston. This university ranks 39th out of 49 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were roughly 8 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UMass Boston in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Massachusetts - Boston

Best Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best linguistics colleges for a specific state in the New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 526 14
Connecticut 293 8
Rhode Island 200 1

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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
Applied Linguistics 51
Comparative Literature 39
Modern Languages 30

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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