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Boston University MA in Linguistics

Linguistics is a concentration offered under the linguistics and comparative literature major at Boston University. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the master’s degree program in linguistics, such as diversity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Linguistics from Boston U Cost?

$57,666 Average Tuition and Fees

Boston U Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at Boston U paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $56,854 $56,854
Fees $812 $812

Does Boston U Offer an Online MA in Linguistics?

Online degrees for the Boston U linguistics master’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Boston U Online Learning page.

Boston U Master’s Student Diversity for Linguistics

6 Master's Degrees Awarded
83.3% Women
16.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 6 master’s degrees in linguistics handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their master’s degree in linguistics in 2019-2020, 83.3% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 66.2%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a master’s degree in linguistics at Boston U in 2019-2020, 16.7% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is lower than the nationwide number of 24%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 3
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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