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2022 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region

12 Colleges in the New England Region
339 Master's Degrees
If you're seeking a Master's Degree in foreign languages and linguistics, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #26 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

College Factual reviewed 12 schools in the New England Region to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of foreign languages and linguistics. Combined, these schools handed out 339 master's degrees in foreign languages and linguistics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Foreign Languages & Linguistics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region The foreign languages and linguistics master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. 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

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 32% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 334 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 foreign languages and linguistics students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other foreign languages and linguistics 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.
  • Student Debt - How much debt foreign languages and linguistics students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized foreign languages and linguistics related body.

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

More Ways to Rank Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools

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 Foreign Languages & Linguistics Master's Degree Schools in the New England Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Foreign Languages & Linguistics in the New England Region

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

10 Top New England Region Schools for a Master's in Foreign Languages & Linguistics

#1

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In VT
100 Annual Graduates

Middlebury College is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in foreign languages and linguistics. Located in the town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #22 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Middlebury is a great college overall.

There were roughly 100 foreign languages and linguistics students who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA
12 Annual Graduates

Boston College is a good option for students pursuing a master's degree in foreign languages and linguistics. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit college located in the small city of Chestnut Hill. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #43 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Boston College is a great college overall.

Boston College is a fairly popular college to study foreign languages and linguistics in the New England Region with approximately 12 graduates in the most recent data year.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, RI
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In RI
7 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in foreign languages and linguistics has to take a look at Brown University. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #29 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Brown is a great university overall.

There were approximately 7 foreign languages and linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at Brown in the most recent data year.

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#4

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In MA
5 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in foreign languages and linguistics has to look into Brandeis University. Located in the small city of Waltham, Brandeis is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #106 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Brandeis is a great university overall.

A favorite major for foreign languages and linguistics students, there were about 5 learners who completed this degree at Brandeis in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Boston University

Boston, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MA
9 Annual Graduates

Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #49 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

A favorite choice for foreign languages and linguistics students, there were about 9 learners who graduated from this program at Boston U in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In CT
16 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 5th out of 18 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Connecticut.

There were approximately 16 foreign languages and linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UCONN in the most recent data year.

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#7

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In MA
1 Annual Graduates

Tufts is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Medford. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #31 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

Tufts University is a fairly popular university to study foreign languages and linguistics in the New England Region with approximately 1 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VT
3 Annual Graduates

UVM is a large public university located in the small city of Burlington. This university ranks 3rd out of 11 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Vermont.

There were approximately 3 foreign languages and linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UVM in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
31 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 14th out of 49 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Massachusetts.

There were approximately 31 foreign languages and linguistics students who graduated with this degree at UMass Amherst in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In RI
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Kingston, URI is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 7th out of 9 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Rhode Island.

There were about 4 foreign languages and linguistics individuals who graduated with this degree at URI in the most recent year we have data available.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges by State

Explore the best foreign languages and linguistics schools for a specific state in the New England Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 33 132
Connecticut 30 84
Rhode Island 30 11
Maine 27 2
New Hampshire 26 12
Vermont 25 118

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Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 146
Romance Languages 125
Classical Languages & Literature 25
East Asian Languages 22
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 8
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 7
Germanic Languages 6

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,535
English Language & Literature 1,188
Theology & Religious Vocations 878
Philosophy & Religious Studies 154
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 96

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 John Stephen Dwyer. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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