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Graduate School

Linguistics Ph.D.


If you do not have substantial prior coursework in linguistics (graduate coursework or an undergraduate degree), you should apply for the summer session.

  • Major: Linguistics
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • School/College: Arts and Sciences

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See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



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Priority Deadline (for assistantship consideration): December 15 
Final Application Deadline: May 1

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (international students)
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester

Areas of Concentration 

  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • English/French/German/Spanish Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Phonological Theory
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second/Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntactic Theory
  • Teaching English as A Second/Foreign Language

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