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2022 Best Modern Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

6 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
31 Master's Degrees
Modern Languages is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #365 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 6 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for modern languages students pursuing a master's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 31 master's degrees in modern languages to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Modern Languages School for Your Master's Degree

Best Modern Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region The modern languages master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality modern languages 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 52% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 708 to 138 )
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 modern languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other modern languages 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 modern languages related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for modern languages students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Modern Languages Schools

The modern languages school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Modern Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Modern Languages in the Great Lakes Region

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

Top Great Lakes Region Schools for a Master's in Modern Languages

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

Illinois State University is a great decision for students pursuing a master's degree in modern languages. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Normal, Illinois State is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #260 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Illinois State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 9 modern languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Illinois State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
4 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in modern languages has to look into Marquette University. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #114 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Marquette is a great university overall.

Marquette University is one of the most popular universities to study modern languages in the Great Lakes Region with approximately 4 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IN
3 Annual Graduates

Purdue University - Main Campus is a good option for students pursuing a master's degree in modern languages. Purdue is a fairly large public university located in the city of West Lafayette. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #75 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 3 modern languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent year we have data available.

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

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in modern languages. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, UWM is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 19th out of 31 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were approximately 5 modern languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UWM in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
6 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 25th out of 44 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Illinois.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is one of the most popular universities to study modern languages in the Great Lakes Region with roughly 6 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#6

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI
4 Annual Graduates

Wayne State is a fairly large public university located in the city of Detroit. This university ranks 18th out of 29 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 4 modern languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Wayne State in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Modern Languages Colleges by State

Explore the best modern languages colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 530 11
Michigan 470 1
Indiana 352 9
Wisconsin 302 9

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One of 5 majors within the Linguistics & Comparative Literature area of study, Modern Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Modern Languages

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 80
Language Translation 32
Applied Linguistics 10
Comparative Literature 7
Other Linguistic, Comparative, & Related Language Studies & Services 4

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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