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Linguistics

Program | Faculty | Doctoral | Courses

The Department of Linguistics offers graduate work leading to the Ph.D. degree. Under exceptional circumstances, an M.A. degree may be granted, but no students are admitted specifically for an M.A. Students may concentrate their graduate work in any of the following areas: syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics, diachronic linguistics, psycholinguistics, formal foundations of linguistic theory, and particular languages or language families. Graduate training in the department is strongly oriented toward preparing students to carry on individual creative research as early as possible in their graduate careers. The graduate program is set up so as to maximize close student-faculty contact.

Ordinarily, applications are accepted only for fall semester admission.

The requirements for the Ph.D. degrees listed below are subject to periodic review; students are therefore advised to check with the department for any changes in requirements.