Brandeis University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Computational Linguistics


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master's degree program (MS) in computational linguistics is an intensive two-year program that prepares you for mastery in the field, whether you want to work in industry or pursue your PhD.

The computational linguistics training at Brandeis enables both initial success and satisfying long term careers in this burgeoning field. You'll find your skills in demand in a variety of areas that include speech recognition, artificial intelligence, machine translation, big data, automated text analysis and web search.

As a student in this program, you will benefit from individualized teaching, advising, and mentoring as you deepen your skills in computational linguistics. We offer extensive career support and networking opportunities, and you'll have access to our broad community of alumni.

The curriculum is designed to progressively prepare you for a successful long-term career in computational linguistics. The first year curriculum is tailored to the level of the students entering the program. It allows students who need it to establish a strong foundation in both computer science and linguistics, while also enabling those with prior background in both fields to begin more advanced coursework from the start.

In the second year, students take advanced courses in computational linguistics, as well as courses on applied or theoretically oriented topics within computational linguistics, natural language processing, computer science, and linguistics.

For-credit internships are available and encouraged, with direct help from our Industry Liaison. Opportunities are also available to be involved in Computational Linguistics research labs. The program culminates in a semester- or year-long internship, capstone project or master's thesis.


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Eligibility Requirements:

All applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree or the international equivalent prior to matriculation. Applicants are considered holistically on the basis of a number of factors. In most cases, previous work as an undergraduate major or as a formal minor (18 credits or more) is desirable. However, an applicant should always check with the computational linguistics program concerning the suitability of previous academic work as it pertains to the degree program in question.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required:

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: A variety of loan programs, including the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the TERI Continuing Education Loan, may be available to Graduate Professional Studies students who meet this criteria.

Locale: Midsize Suburb

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