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Graduate Program Information
The Department offers an MA and a PhD in Linguistics.
We have faculty in the following specializations:theoretical syntax and semantics, theoretical phonology, second language acquisition, andsecond language phonology.
Both degrees provide students with a broad foundation in the field of Linguistics
via coursework and colloquia, and provide for specialist training in one or more subfields
of Linguistics via opportunities to conduct individual and collaborative research.
If you have questions about our graduate programs, please contact Kacey Campbell,
our graduate advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD Program Information
The PhD degree is awarded for high achievement in an advanced specialized field of
study, and requires competence in independent research and an understanding of related
subjects. The PhD in Linguistics at the University of Utah is designed primarily to
provide students with the intellectual background and research skills of a scholar.
It emphasizes disciplinary training and research methodology and culminates in a dissertation—an
extended work of original scholarship that contributes significantly to the knowledge
in the field. Students may choose to earn the Graduate TESOL Certificate in addition to the PhD.
PhD Program of Study
Graduate Student Funding Prerequisite Coursework
Graduate Student Funding
Most of our graduate students receive financial assistance from the department in
the form of teaching assistantships. Fellowships and scholarships are also available.
In addition, we offer conference travel assistance to encourage students to participate
in professional conferences.
Our graduate programs require that students complete an Introduction to Linguistics
course before beginning the required graduate coursework. We also recommend that students
have taken introductory syntax and phonology courses.