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2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region

8 Colleges in the Southeast Region
37 Master's Degrees
If you plan on getting your master's degree in linguistics, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #222 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 8 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 37 master's degrees in linguistics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Linguistics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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 account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Over 80% of the schools in this list are in the top 40% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 562 to 107 )
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 full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for linguistics students working on their master'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 Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast 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 Southeast Region

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for linguistics students seeking a a master's degree.

Top Southeast Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
4 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in linguistics has to check out University of Virginia - Main Campus. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #33 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 4 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Virginia - Main Campus

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NC
5 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #37 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were roughly 5 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#3

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

West Virginia University is a great option for students interested in a master's degree in linguistics. WVU is a very large public university located in the small city of Morgantown. This university ranks 3rd out of 14 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of West Virginia.More information about a master’s in linguistics from West Virginia University

#4

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In FL
1 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Florida if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. UF is a very large public university located in the city of Gainesville. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #65 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

A favorite major for linguistics students, there were about 1 individuals who graduated from this program at UF in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SC
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the medium-sized city of Columbia, UofSC is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #277 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UofSC is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UofSC in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of South Carolina - Columbia

#6

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In KY
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Lexington, UK is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 22 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Kentucky.

There were roughly 4 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UK in the most recent data year.

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

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 43 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Florida.

There were approximately 7 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at FIU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from Florida International University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In FL
10 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 43 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Florida.

With 10 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of South Florida - Main Campus is one of the most popular universities to study linguistics in the Southeast Region .

More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of South Florida - Main Campus

Best Linguistics Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 427 15
Georgia 361 6
North Carolina 323 9
Virginia 305 11
South Carolina 251 3
Kentucky 248 3
Louisiana 235 3

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Modern Languages 70
Language Translation 11
Comparative Literature 5
Applied Linguistics 3

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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