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2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in Massachusetts

3 Colleges in Massachusetts
75 Master's Degrees
a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #97 out of 326 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual looked at 3 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in Massachusetts ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 75 master's degrees in linguistics and comparative literature to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Linguistics & Comparative Literature School for Your Master's Degree

Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in Massachusetts The comparative literature master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality comparative literature 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.

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 45% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 432 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

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 linguistics and comparative literature students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of linguistics and comparative literature students who choose to seek a master's degree at the school.
  • 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.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for linguistics and comparative literature to pay back their student loans after receiving their master's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized linguistics and comparative literature related body.

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

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Master's Degree Schools in Massachusetts ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Linguistics & Comparative Literature in Massachusetts

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

Top Massachusetts Schools for a Master's in Comparative Literature

#1

Boston University

Boston, MA
6 Annual Graduates

Boston University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Boston. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #49 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were about 6 linguistics and comparative literature students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

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3 Annual Graduates

University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 14th out of 49 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

With 3 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the most popular universities to study comparative literature in Massachusetts.

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55 Annual Graduates
$17,000 Median Student Debt

It is difficult to beat University of Massachusetts - Boston if you want to pursue a master's degree in linguistics and comparative literature. UMass Boston is a large public university located in the city of Boston. This university ranks 39th out of 49 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were about 55 linguistics and comparative literature individuals who graduated with this degree at UMass Boston in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their master's from the comparative literature program state that they receive average early career income of $50,200.

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Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Linguistics & Comparative Literature Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 150 43
Rhode Island 116 5
New Hampshire 102 11

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Linguistics & Comparative Literature is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

Comparative Literature Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Applied Linguistics 47
Linguistics 19
Comparative Literature 7
Modern Languages 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 25
East Asian Languages 15
Classical Languages & Literature 13
Germanic Languages 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 1
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 1

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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