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2023 Best Romance Languages Master's Degree Schools

100 Colleges in the United States
975 Master's Degrees
a master's degree in romance languages is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #115 out of 343 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 100 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Romance Languages Master's Degree Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 975 master's degrees in romance languages to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

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

Best Romance Languages Master's Degree Schools Your choice of romance languages for getting your master's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality romance 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

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 consider a school's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

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

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 romance languages students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other romance languages students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • 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.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for romance languages 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 romance languages related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for romance languages 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 Romance Languages Master's Degree Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Romance Languages in the United States

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for romance languages students seeking a a master's degree. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

15 Top Schools for a Master's in Romance Languages

28 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in romance languages. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of New York.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Columbia University in the City of New York

#2

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
6 Annual Graduates

University of Notre Dame is a good decision for individuals pursuing a master's degree in romance languages. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Notre Dame.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Notre Dame

#3

Duke University

Durham, NC
5 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Duke University if you want to pursue a master's degree in romance languages. Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Durham.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Duke University

9 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in romance languages. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of California - Berkeley

#5

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
5 Annual Graduates

Georgetown is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Georgetown University

18 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Madison.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Wisconsin - Madison

#7

Brown University

Providence, RI
2 Annual Graduates

Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Providence.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Brown University

#8

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Nashville, Vanderbilt is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Vanderbilt University

15 Annual Graduates

UIUC is a fairly large public university located in the city of Champaign.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#10

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
16 Annual Graduates

UF is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Gainesville.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Florida

11 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a very large public university located in the large city of Austin.More information about a master’s in romance languages from The University of Texas at Austin

#12

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Virginia - Main Campus

4 Annual Graduates

UCLA is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Los Angeles.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of California - Los Angeles

8 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

#15

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

Middlebury is a small private not-for-profit college located in the distant town of Middlebury.

Students who graduate with their master's from the romance languages program state that they receive average early career income of $45,813.

More information about a master’s in romance languages from Middlebury College

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Romance Languages students that almost earned our Best Romance Languages Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
16 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
17 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
18 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
19 Boston University Boston, MA
20 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
21 University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
22 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN
23 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
24 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
25 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH

Romance Languages by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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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 Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Spanish Language & Literature 605
French Language & Literature 181
General Romance Languages 82
Italian Language & Literature 43
General Hispanic & Latin American Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 32
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 25
Portuguese 7

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,167
Classical Languages & Literature 217
East Asian Languages 143
American Sign Language 112
Germanic Languages 88
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 88
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 49
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 26
South Asian Languages 19
Second Language Learning 19

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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