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

7 Colleges in the Southwest Region
37 Master's Degrees
a master's degree in linguistics is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #222 out of 1095 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual reviewed 7 schools in the Southwest Region to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of linguistics. 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 Southwest 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. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a quality 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 host 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 66% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 827 to 156 )
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 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 Southwest 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 Southwest Region

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in linguistics.

Top Southwest Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In TX
2 Annual Graduates

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics. UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Austin. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #45 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

A preferred major for linguistics students, there were about 2 individuals who completed this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In TX
6 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat The University of Texas at Arlington if you wish to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. UT Arlington is a fairly large public university located in the city of Arlington. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #293 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UT Arlington is a great university overall.

The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the most popular universities to study linguistics in the Southwest Region with roughly 6 graduations in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In AZ
9 Annual Graduates

Arizona State University - Tempe is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the medium-sized city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #375 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means ASU - Tempe is a great university overall.

There were approximately 9 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at ASU - Tempe in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from Arizona State University - Tempe

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

It's difficult to beat University of North Texas if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. UNT is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Denton. This university ranks 20th out of 65 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 5 linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at UNT in the most recent data year.

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#5

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In AZ
7 Annual Graduates

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in the large city of Tucson. This university ranks 5th out of 12 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Arizona.

There were roughly 7 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at University of Arizona in the most recent data year.

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

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

UTEP is a fairly large public university located in the city of El Paso. This university ranks 47th out of 65 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were approximately 5 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UTEP in the most recent data year.

More information about a master’s in linguistics from The University of Texas at El Paso

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

Located in the city of Albuquerque, UNM is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 6th out of 8 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Mexico.

There were about 3 linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UNM in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Best Linguistics Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 520 13
Arizona 313 15
New Mexico 145 5

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

Majors Similar to Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Modern Languages 39
Applied Linguistics 20
Language Translation 11
Comparative Literature 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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