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2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region

4 Colleges in the Plains States Region
24 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.

College Factual looked at 4 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 24 master's degrees in linguistics to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Linguistics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States 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. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

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

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 schools for linguistics students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Linguistics Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the Plains States Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Linguistics in the Plains States Region

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

Top Plains States Region Schools for a Master's in Linguistics

#1

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6 Annual Graduates

University of North Dakota is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics. UND is a large public university located in the small city of Grand Forks.More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of North Dakota

#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Iowa if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of Iowa City, Iowa is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Iowa

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public university located in the city of Minneapolis.More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

#4

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Kansas if you wish to pursue a master's degree in linguistics. Located in the city of Lawrence, KU is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in linguistics from University of Kansas

Best Linguistics Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 345 1
Iowa 287 8
Kansas 244 7
North Dakota 149 5

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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 25
Language Translation 12
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 10

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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