LINGUIST List 30.4242

Fri Nov 08 2019

Support: General Linguistics: MA / MSc, University of Rochester

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 04-Nov-2019
From: Amanda Sherry <>
Subject: General Linguistics: MA / MSc, University of Rochester, USA
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Department: Linguistcis
Web Address:

Level: MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: University of Rochester

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester invites applications for its MA in Linguistics. The 32-credit program can be completed in 3 semesters (plus an optional additional semester for thesis/project research). Note: A tuition award (for reduced tuition) is available for the strongest applicants.

The Linguistics MA program ( provides students with a solid foundation in the core areas of Theoretical Linguistics, including: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics. Additional advanced courses provide depth and enrichment in one or more specific areas of linguistics, with a focus on both theoretical/formal and experimental/empirical linguistics. The MA in Linguistics prepares students for further work at the PhD level in Linguistics or related fields, or for employment in teaching or industry.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester is strongly engaged in collaborative research and is devoted to involving graduate students in research. MA students in Linguistics work closely with faculty on developing their own research interests and participate in faculty members’ research projects. For ongoing research in the Department, see: Additionally, MA students have the opportunity to work as research or teaching assistants.

The Linguistics MA Program is one of three Master's programs offered in the Department, beside an MS program in Computational Linguistics ( and MA in Language Documentation and Description ( Students and faculty working in all three areas collaborate to produce high quality theoretical research informed by strong empirical evidence.

We look for students with strong academic records who show breadth and depth of interests, and the potential for creativity in pursuing a successful linguistics program. A background in linguistics is not required.

To apply, follow instructions on the application link provided below.
For fullest consideration applicants should submit completed applications by February 1, 2020. All documents should be uploaded online.
Applications should include;
- Official Transcripts,
- GRE scores,
- Three letters of recommendation,
- A statement of purpose,
- A writing sample, and
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for those applicants whose native language is other than English.
pplication materials should be uploaded here at the application link below.

To receive an application fee-waiver please go here:

Applications Deadline: 01-Feb-2020

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Amanda Sherry
        University of Rochester, Department of Linguistics
        P.O. Box 270096
        Rochester NY 14627

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Amanda Sherry

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