Brandeis University

Computational Linguistics - Doctorate


415 South Street, MS 084

Waltham, MA 02453

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Computational Linguistics - Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

For students with a zeal for both language and computer science, and a passion for developing ideas at the intersection of these fields, Brandeis University’s Master of Arts degree in Computational Linguistics provides students with a solid foundation for professional work in the field or for the pursuit of advanced study in computational or theoretical linguistics. Brandeis’ two-year M.A. in Computational Linguistics focuses on the scientific study of language from a computational perspective. This dynamic interdisciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members and innovative interdisciplinary research in language and linguistic theory (phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics), computer science (artificial intelligence, theory of computation, and programming methods) and philosophy, cognitive science, and psychology. Program Highlights • The two-year M.A. in Computational Linguistics creates opportunities for practical tools that can be of tremendous benefit to society, including automated text analysis, speech recognition, information retrieval, Web search, machine translation, cryptography and computer security, among others. • For-credit internships with local Boston-area companies are available in the second year of study, plus opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research within Brandeis’ computer science and linguistics departments. • Many computational linguistics students receive partial tuition scholarships that cover approximately half of tuition. • Individualized curriculum accommodates each student's individual academic background, including students with little or no computer science, as well as computer science students with little or no linguistics background. • One of only a few computational linguistics programs worldwide. The M.A. in Computational Linguistics offers an outstanding opportunity for students to develop expertise in the theoretical foundation of this cutting edge field while gaining the practical tools needed to apply Computational Linguistics in solving significant real-world problems.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

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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