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2022 Best Romance Languages Doctor's Degree Schools

55 Colleges in the United States
411 Doctor's Degrees
Romance Languages is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #60 most popular doctor's degree program in the country. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual reviewed 55 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for doctor's degree seekers in the field of romance languages. Combined, these schools handed out 411 doctor's degrees in romance languages to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Romance Languages School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Romance Languages Doctor's Degree Schools The romance languages doctor'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. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor'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 11% of our overall quality ranking while the lowest ranked school on the list is still in the top 30%.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 71 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their doctor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. That is, everyone wants their doctor'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 romance languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other romance languages students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor'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 easy is it for romance languages to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized romance languages related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for romance languages students working on their doctor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Romance Languages 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 Romance Languages Doctor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Romance Languages in the United States

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

10 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Romance Languages

18 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Columbia University in the City of New York if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in romance languages. Located in the large city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #12 out of 741 schools nationwide means Columbia is a great university overall.

A preferred choice for romance languages students, there were about 18 learners who graduated from this program at Columbia in the most recent data year.

More information about a doctorate in romance languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
2 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is a good option for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in romance languages. Northwestern is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Evanston. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #7 out of 741 schools nationwide means Northwestern is a great university overall.

A favorite choice for romance languages students, there were roughly 2 students who graduated from this program at Northwestern in the most recent data year.

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#3

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
8 Annual Graduates

Georgetown University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in romance languages. Located in the large city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #9 out of 741 schools nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were about 8 romance languages students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
1 Annual Graduates

University of Notre Dame is a great choice for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in romance languages. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #13 out of 741 schools nationwide means Notre Dame is a great university overall.

University of Notre Dame is a fairly popular university to study romance languages in the United States with about 1 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#5

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #5 out of 741 schools nationwide means UChicago is a great university overall.

With 7 individuals who graduated from this program in the most recent data year, University of Chicago is one of the most popular universities to study romance languages in the United States.

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#6

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
7 Annual Graduates

Vanderbilt is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Nashville. This university ranks 1st out of 19 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were approximately 7 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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#7

Duke University

Durham, NC
1 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #14 out of 741 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

A popular major for romance languages students, there were approximately 1 learners who graduated from this program at Duke in the most recent data year.

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#8

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 1st out of 2 colleges for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Vermont.

There were roughly 5 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at Middlebury in the most recent data year.

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14 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 44 schools for overall doctor's degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were roughly 14 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

New York University

New York, NY
11 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. A Best Doctor's Degree Schools rank of #27 out of 741 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 11 romance languages individuals who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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Romance Languages by Region

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One of 17 majors within the Foreign Languages & Linguistics area of study, Romance Languages has other similar majors worth exploring.

Romance Languages Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Spanish Language & Literature 187
French Language & Literature 78
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 46
General Romance Languages 45
General Hispanic & Latin American Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 26
Italian Language & Literature 24
Portuguese 5

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 447
Classical Languages & Literature 83
East Asian Languages 69
Germanic Languages 56
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 56
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 31
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
South Asian Languages 6
American Sign Language 3
Native American Languages 2

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 Susana Freixeiro. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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