United States Campus PhDs & Doctorates in Linguistics
With a linguistics doctorate, students can choose an area of specialization, whether it's a particular language or culture or a type of linguistics. Programs vary in their approaches and offerings, so look around to find the right one for you.
- New Haven, CTNew Haven, CT
- College Park, MDCollege Park, MD
University of Maryland - College Park
This is a highly interdisciplinary program that allows students to combine theoretical linguistics with state-of-the-art research using experimental and computational approaches. The program has strong ties to related programs (e.g., philosophy, second...
- College Park, MD
- Stanford, CAStanford, CA
- University Park, PAUniversity Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University
- Columbus, OHColumbus, OH
Ohio State University
M.A. program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in linguistics. The Ph.D. program, on the other hand, provides the opportunity for considerable specialization, the areas of which can include the history or structure of specific lan...
- West Lafayette, INWest Lafayette, IN
The Purdue University Linguistics Program prepares students in the scholarly study of language as the most important human faculty. The Program awards the master?s and doctoral degrees in Linguistics to students who successfully complete the requirement...
- Baton Rouge, LABaton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University
- Albuquerque, NMAlbuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico
International inquiries: c/o Office of International Admissions, Student Services Center, Room 140, UNM, Albuquerque, NM 87131...
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New York University
The main strengths of the department are in the core areas of grammar (phonology, syntax, semantics), in sociolinguistics, and in neurolinguistics. Research by faculty and graduate students seeks to combine theoretical depth and empirical richness. T...
- Stony Brook, NYStony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University (S.U.N.Y.)
- Buffalo, NYBuffalo, NY
University at Buffalo
The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo offers training in a broad range of sub-disciplines of linguistics. Students benefit from the faculty's research specializations in syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics, phonology, as well a...
- Muncie, INMuncie, IN
Ball State University
If you could choose the ideal college -- one that provided you powerful resources (world class faculty, facilities, technology, and academics) for personal learning (small classes, with extensive faculty interaction and contact) -- you would choose B...
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania
A pioneer in the field since its founding in 1976, the Educational Linguistics Ph.D. specialization, housed within the...
- Flagstaff, AZFlagstaff, AZ
Northern Arizona University
The Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare researchers and teacher trainers.
- Houston, TXHouston, TX
The basic orientation of the Linguistics Department at Rice is towards viewing language in its cognitive, social and physical context.
- Providence, RIProvidence, RI
CLPS is dedicated to multidisciplinary study of mind, brain, behavior and language. We offer 3 Ph.D. programs.
- La Jolla, CALa Jolla, CA
University of California - San Diego
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
The program in Applied Linguistics prepares students to deal with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of language instruction in a variety of educational settings.
- Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara, CA
University of California - Santa Barbara
The graduate program of the UC Santa Barbara Department of Linguistics focuses on the discovery ofgeneral, theoretically significant explanations of why languages contain the structures they do, whythey change as they do, and in what ways linguistic str...
- Cambridge, MACambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The graduate program in linguistics was founded in 1961, and produced its first Ph.D. in 1965.
- Storrs Mansfield, CTStorrs Mansfield, CT
University of Connecticut
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
University of Chicago
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago is the oldest linguistics department in the United States.
- Gainesville, FLGainesville, FL
The University of Florida
The University of Florida Linguistics Program provides instruction in the core areas of phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and semantics, as well as sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and psycho/neurolinguistics.
- Twin Cities, MNTwin Cities, MN
University of Minnesota
Areas of specialization include language acquisition (first and second), language processing, and core linguistics (phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics)...