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

7 Colleges in the Southeast Region
70 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.

College Factual looked at 7 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Modern Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 70 master's degrees in modern languages during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Best Modern Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region Your choice of modern languages 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 good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we include 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 44% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 523 to 30 )
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 modern languages students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of modern languages 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 modern languages related body.

Our full 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.

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 Modern Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list to help you make the college decision.

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

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

Top Southeast Region Schools for a Master's in Modern Languages

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VA
2 Annual Graduates

Virginia Tech is a great decision for students pursuing a master's degree in modern languages. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #52 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 2 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in modern languages from Virginia Tech

#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
10 Annual Graduates

George Mason University is a great option for individuals interested in a master's degree in modern languages. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #135 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means GMU is a great university overall.

George Mason University is one of the most popular universities to study modern languages in the Southeast Region with about 10 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in modern languages from George Mason University

#3

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WV
24 Annual Graduates

West Virginia University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in modern languages. WVU is a fairly 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.

There were about 24 modern languages individuals who graduated with this degree at WVU in the most recent year we have data available.

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

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in modern languages needs to take a look at North Carolina State University. Located in the large city of Raleigh, NC State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #99 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means NC State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 10 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at NC State in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in modern languages from North Carolina State University

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 fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 24 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 1 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at UofSC in the most recent year we have data available.

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

#6

University of Kentucky

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

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

There were about 6 modern languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UK in the most recent data year.

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

#7

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In FL
12 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 14th out of 43 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Florida.

There were about 12 modern languages students who graduated with this degree at FAU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in modern languages from Florida Atlantic University

Best Modern Languages Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Florida 427 13
Georgia 361 0
North Carolina 323 7
Virginia 305 20
South Carolina 251 2
Kentucky 248 2
Mississippi 205 5
West Virginia 154 26

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

Majors Similar to Modern Languages

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics 37
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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