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2022 Best Romance Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region

18 Colleges in the Great Lakes Region
144 Master's Degrees
Romance Languages is above average in terms of popularity with it being the #106 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.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 18 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for romance languages students pursuing a master's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 144 master's degrees in romance languages during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

Best Romance Languages Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region The romance languages 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.

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 romance languages students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of romance languages 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 much debt romance languages 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 romance languages related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for romance languages students working on their master'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 Master's Degree Schools in the Great Lakes Region list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Romance Languages in the Great Lakes Region

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

10 Top Great Lakes Region Schools for a Master's in Romance Languages

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
7 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in romance languages needs to take a look at University of Notre Dame. Located in the suburb of Notre Dame, Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Notre Dame

#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
2 Annual Graduates

Northwestern University is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a master's degree in romance languages. Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Evanston.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Northwestern University

15 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat University of Wisconsin - Madison if you wish to pursue a master's degree in romance languages. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Wisconsin - Madison

4 Annual Graduates

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is a great decision for individuals pursuing a master's degree in romance languages. U-M is a very large public university located in the city of Ann Arbor.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

5 Annual Graduates

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

12 Annual Graduates

UIC is a very large public university located in the city of Chicago.More information about a master’s in romance languages from University of Illinois at Chicago

12 Annual Graduates

Ohio State is a very large public university located in the city of Columbus.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Ohio State University - Main Campus

2 Annual Graduates

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

6 Annual Graduates

Miami University - Oxford is a fairly large public university located in the fringe town of Oxford.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Miami University - Oxford

#10

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in romance languages from Michigan State University

Best Romance Languages Colleges by State

Explore the best romance languages colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 219 24
Michigan 203 20
Ohio 195 50
Indiana 181 29
Wisconsin 166 20

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

Romance Languages Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Spanish Language & Literature 77
French Language & Literature 44
Other Romance Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 11
Italian Language & Literature 6
Portuguese 3
General Hispanic & Latin American Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 2
General Romance Languages 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 164
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 25
Classical Languages & Literature 24
East Asian Languages 19
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 15
Germanic Languages 13
Second Language Learning 4
South Asian 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 Susana Freixeiro. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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