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Linguistics Doctoral Degree Requirements

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Prerequisites for Admission
A B.A., B.S., or M.A. degree.

Program of Study
Forty-eight credits of graduate work, at least half of which consist of 700- to 800-level linguistics courses.

Language Requirement
There is no formal language requirement in the Ph.D. program, although students are generally expected to be able to read relevant journal articles in a foreign language. Students are strongly encouraged to carry out linguistic research on a foreign language as part of their graduate work.

Ph.D. candidates must satisfy the general examination requirement by submitting two papers embodying the student’s original research in two distinct areas of the discipline. A final oral examination is held after the doctoral dissertation is submitted.

A dissertation is required.