Linguistics Graduate Programs


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Graduate Programs

Our M.A. & Ph.D. programs in Linguistics requires the students to develop a solid understanding of the core areas of the discipline in addition to an in-depth specialty in one of the many areas available through the research interests of the faculty. Areas of special strength in the graduate program include phonetics, phonology, syntax, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, first language acquisition, second language acquisition, semantics, and the study of indigenous languages. The student will work with their academic advisor to devise a course of study that best suits the student's research interests.

Degrees Offered

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Admissions

Applications to the Ph.D. programs in Linguistics may only be submitted electronically. The deadline of application for Fall admission is December 1. We do not offer Spring admission. Complete applications are reviewed in January and admission decisions are typically communicated in February. Consult the online application checklist for updates on the status of your application.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Curriculum

Our M.A. & Ph.D. programs in Linguistics require the student to develop a solid understanding of the core areas of the discipline in addition to an in-depth specialty in one of the many areas available through the research interests of the faculty. Areas of special strength in the graduate program include phonetics, phonology, syntax, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, first language acquisition, second language acquisition, semantics, and the study of indigenous languages. The student will work with their academic advisor to devise a course of study that best suits the student's research interests.


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Advising

Before enrolling for their second semester of graduate work, each student should select an advisor who will help the student plan a course of study.

Graduate Advising

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Careers

The study of linguistics is superb preparation for work in a wide variety of fields where skill in the production and interpretation of language from a cultural standpoint is central—in business, communication, or government and public service, for example. Many linguistics majors go on to graduate study in law, psychology, languages, and other fields.

Careers