Pursue original research as you prepare to teach in linguistics at any level. Work alongside our nationally and internationally recognized faculty to create new knowledge in the field.
The linguistics doctoral program builds on your strong foundation in the field, leading toward valuable skills transferable to many careers. Students enjoy personalized guidance from our experienced faculty and diverse course offerings, as well as opportunities to work on cutting-edge research in linguistics. Graduates have gone on to work in academia, government and the private sector.
Discover connections between the various subdisciplines of the field plus core areas of phonology and syntax.
Apply for funding specifically for conference travel and other professional development opportunities.
Gain educator skills with opportunities to teach undergraduate special topics courses in your focus area.
Share research with colleagues in language-related disciplines, and help organize the spring research symposium.
What You’ll Study
Receive advanced training in traditional areas of formal linguistics and one of the specialization areas in our program: sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics and historical linguistics. Our program is truly interdisciplinary with cross-training in methods from many disciplines along with clinical and applied fields. A dissertation is required.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
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