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2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

3 Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region
30 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 3 schools in the Rocky Mountains 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 30 master's degrees in linguistics during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jump to one of the following sections: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Linguistics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Rocky Mountains 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.

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

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 Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Linguistics in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

Top Rocky Mountains Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
9 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Brigham Young University - Provo if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Provo.More information about a master’s in linguistics from Brigham Young University - Provo

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
19 Annual Graduates

University of Colorado Boulder is a great decision for students interested in a master's degree in linguistics. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Boulder.More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Colorado Boulder

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

The University of Montana is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of Missoula, UM is a public university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a master’s in linguistics from The University of Montana

Best Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best linguistics schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 293 28
Utah 245 4
Montana 114 4

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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
Modern Languages 23
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 8

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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