United States PhDs & Doctorates in Linguistics
A doctorate in linguistics could equip you with an advanced knowledge of phonetics and phonology, semantics and syntax and various cultural languages. If this sounds interesting, find a linguistics graduate program near you today!
- 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.
- Cambridge, MACambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The graduate program in linguistics was founded in 1961, and produced its first Ph.D. in 1965.
- 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...
- Washington, DCWashington, DC
Students may seek an M.A. in Linguistics either as their terminal degree or as a step toward the Ph.D. It should be kept in mind that to proceed from the M.A. to the Ph.D. program in linguistics at Gallaudet, students must receive a "high pass" on the M...
- Detroit, MIDetroit, MI
Wayne State University
This program serves graduates from bachelor’s degree programs that wish to develop expertise in literacy instruction. This might include elementary and secondary teachers, those who work in college developmental programs, family literacy programs, adult...
- 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...
- Albuquerque, NMAlbuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico
International inquiries: c/o Office of International Admissions, Student Services Center, Room 140, UNM, Albuquerque, NM 87131...
- Boulder, COBoulder, CO
University of Colorado - Boulder
- Athens, GAAthens, GA
University of Georgia
Our graduate program is comprised of five tracks of study: Second Language Acquisition, Language Theory, Historical Linguistics, Language Variation and Sociolinguistics, and (at the M.A. level only) Humanities Computing.
- Newark, DENewark, DE
University of Delaware
The graduate program has particular strengths in theoretical linguistics, language acquisition and processing, and in the connection between linguisti...
- Iowa City, IAIowa City, IA
University of Iowa
The department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics. The theoretical core of the programs is in phonology and syntax. The M.A. degree provides a broad education in linguistics which serves as a base for f...
- Urbana, ILUrbana, IL
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Linguistics offers graduate programs leading to the master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees. Work toward these degrees is divided into two major areas. General linguistics includes historical linguistics, phonology, semantics,...
- Storrs Mansfield, CTStorrs Mansfield, CT
University of Connecticut
- Seattle, WASeattle, WA
University of Washington
- 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...
- Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz, CA
University of California - Santa Cruz