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About the Program

The Department of Linguistics offers programs of study leading to the:

The M.A. degree program offers a concentration in language and communication. The M.S. and Ph.D. programs each offer concentrations in applied linguistics, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, and theoretical linguistics.

Concentration in Cognitive Science
Furthermore, Ph.D. applicants can choose to apply for a secondary concentration in Cognitive Science in addition to one of the aforementioned concentrations.

For more information, please see the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Concentration in Cognitive Science (ICCS) page at: http://cogsci.georgetown.edu

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Degrees Offered

  • M.A.
  • M.S.
  • Ph.D.

Accelerated program (Georgetown students only)

  • A.B./M.A.
  • A.B./M.S.
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
  • WES Evaluation – recommended (if applicable)
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE (optional for M.S. and Ph.D., not required for M.A.)
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 100 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.5 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Fall: December 1
  • Fall: January 15
  • Fall: January 15
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Degree Requirements

Master’s Programs

     -Master of Arts in Linguistics (MLC) with a concentration in Language and Communication

  • Twenty-four credit hours and a Master’s thesis or 30 credit hours without a Master’s thesis
  • A 3.0 grade point average

     -Master of Science in Linguistics

  • Thirty-six credit hours for the Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Theoretical Linguistics degrees;
    30 credit hours without a master’s thesis or 24 credit hours and a Master’s thesis for the Computational Linguistics degree.
  • Master’s research paper
  • A 3.0 grade point average
  • Proficiency in one foreign language
Ph.D. Program
  • Proficiency in a foreign language
  • Successful completion of the qualifying review
  • Submission of a second qualifying paper
  • Oral examination
  • Doctoral dissertation
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Connect with Us

Program Contact: Erin Pereira: eee8@georgetown.edu

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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