Since its launch in 1967, the Department of Linguistics has grown both in size and its renowned reputation. UMass Linguistics was ranked #2 for the fifth year in a row in the QS 2022 world rankings, again beneath only MIT. As in 2021, number 3 this year went to the University of Cambridge (#3 went to the University of Edinburgh in 2020, to the University of Maryland in 2019 and to Harvard in 2018). The department, now currently located on the fourth floor of the Integrative Learning Center, houses 15 faculty members, about forty graduate students and about 100 undergraduate majors.

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.

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