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2023 Best South Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools

1 College in the United States
19 Master's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Master's Degree in South Asian languages. It is ranked #292 out of 343 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

There was only one school in the United States to review for the 2023 Best South Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools ranking. If you would like to see more options to choose from, check out the Best Master's Degree Schools in the United States ranking..

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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 South Asian Languages Master's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in South Asian languages.

Top Schools for a Master's in South Asian


University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
2 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat University of Chicago if you want to pursue a master's degree in South Asian languages. UChicago is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Chicago.More information about a master’s in South Asian languages from University of Chicago

South Asian Languages by Region

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

South Asian Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Sanskrit & Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 17
South Asian Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, General 2

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1,167
Romance Languages 975
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
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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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