Gain a broad background in linguistics as well as in-depth expertise in your chosen area of specialization with support and interesting opportunities from our nationally and internationally recognized faculty.
The linguistics graduate program provides a strong foundation in the field, a range of career opportunities and valuable skills transferable to many careers. Students enjoy personalized guidance from our experienced faculty and diverse course offerings. Thesis and non-thesis tracks are available as well as concurrent enrollment toward a Ph.D.
Build your own specialty based on the connections you discover between the subdisciplines in linguistics.
Receive strong mentorship and professional development opportunities beyond the classroom.
Enjoy learning alongside a moderately sized, active and close community of fellow linguistics students.
Share interests with colleagues in language-related disciplines, and participate in area-specific reading groups.
What You’ll Study
Receive solid training in an area of specialization in conjunction with courses in traditional areas of linguistics, including syntax, phonology and historical linguistics. Our program is truly interdisciplinary and encourages diverse theoretical and applied approaches.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Language Teacher
- Language Programmer
- Policy Developer
- Academic Publisher