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Master’s Degrees in Literature

159 Yearly Graduations
$56,815 Median Debt
66% Women
There are 16 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in literature. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 28% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 11.9% of literature graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Literature Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 students earned their master's degree in literature. This makes it the 219th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in literature at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 574
Master’s Degree 159
Basic Certificate 53
Associate’s Degree 23
Doctor’s Degree 23
Graduate Certificate 9

Earnings of Literature Majors With Master’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for literature majors with their master's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in literature is $56,815. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $57,672 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $55,958.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $662.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in literature. About 66.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 54
Women 105
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Literature

The racial-ethnic distribution of literature master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 86
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 14
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Literature Master's Degree Students

There are 16 colleges that offer a master’s degree in literature. Learn more about the most popular 16 below:

#1

New York University

New York, New York
65 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for literature majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 master's degrees were handed out to literature majors at NYU. About 52% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
36 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their master's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their master's degree in literature from GMU. About 75% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women

Center for Advanced Studies On Puerto Rico and the Caribbean comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in literature. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in literature from Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#4

Hunter College

New York, New York
13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hunter College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in literature. Each year, around 23,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The literature program at Hunter College awarded 13 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Simmons University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in literature. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,850 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,654 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 master's degrees were handed out to literature majors at Simmons. About 89% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Mills College

Oakland, California
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their master's degree is Mills College. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,833 per year.

The literature program at Mills College awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in literature. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,351 per year.

The literature program at American University awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#8

Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Gannon University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in literature. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,245 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,170 per year.

The literature program at Gannon University awarded 2 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Clarks Summit University

South Abington Township, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Clarks Summit University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in literature. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,160 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their master's degree in literature from CSU.

#8

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for literature majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Central Oklahoma. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,686 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their master's degree in literature from UCO.

#8

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Michigan University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in literature. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,658 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their master's degree in literature from Eastern Michigan. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

La Salle University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations

La Salle University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in literature. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,060 per year.

The literature program at La Salle University awarded 1 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to literature that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General English Literature 4,112
Writing Studies 3,877
Other English Literature 132

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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