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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 email@example.com.
MA Program Information
We offer a Master of Arts in Linguistics. Students may choose to earn the Graduate TESOL Certificate in addition to the MA. Our MA degree typically takes two years to complete.
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.
Graduate Student Funding Prerequisite Coursework
Graduate Student Funding
Many of our PhD students receive teaching assistantships from the department. We also 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.