The Department of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks second worldwide (again), according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
We are internationally recognized as a major center for work in theoretical, experimental, and field linguistics. Our top-ranked doctoral program focuses on educating a small number of Ph.D. students as high-quality researchers and teachers.
Linguistics is the systematic study of human language.
Linguists are interested in language for its own sake, as a complex product of the human mind. They are also interested in how language develops in children, how it changes over time, and how it is used in human society.Read More »