How to Apply
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Thank you for your interest in applying to our graduate program! Fall 2024 Graduate Admissions.
Before You Apply
Applicants who work with a faculty mentor in preparing their applications tend to have more success in gaining admittance. Please visit the faculty directory for a list of faculty members and their research foci.
Our Specializations and Interests
- Theoretical Syntax and Semantics
- Theoretical Phonology
- Second Language Acquisition
- Second Language Phonology
Our faculty also have interests in psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.
- Unofficial Transcripts of all previous college and university coursework
(If you are accepted, you will need to send official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.)
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Statement of Purpose
Please provide an explanation of your interest and purpose in seeking a graduate degree.
- Writing Sample
A sample of your best academic paper must be written in English. (If one is not available, your best non-academic prose will suffice.) The academic writing sample must be written by the applicant alone. It should represent the writing ability of the applicant in order for the Graduate Committee to judge if their level in writing will lead to success in the graduate program.
- Three Recommendations
You will provide the names and email addresses of three recommenders in the online system. The recommenders will receive an email to submit their letters of recommendation. Professors who know the your academic abilities write the most useful and convincing letters.
- English Proficiency Scores
Non-native English speakers must have TOEFL score of 100 (IBT) or better or a minimum IELTS band score of 7.0 or better or a Duolingo English test score of 120. English proficiency scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Please visit the Office of Admissions for further information regarding this requirement. You may also contact the International Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Linguistics
c/o Kacey Campbell
255 S Central Campus Dr. Room 2300
Salt Lake City, UT 84112