How to Apply

Requirements for Admission

The graduate program in Linguistics admits only students whose goal is the Ph.D. degree. We do not offer a stand alone M.A. program.

Students are admitted with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. A Master’s degree is not required for admission.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is based on:

  • the applicant’s personal statement
  • three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • TOEFL scores if applicable
  • academic transcripts

The personal statement is considered carefully to ensure that the applicant’s goals are compatible with the strengths of our program.

How to Apply

New students are admitted for Fall term only. The deadline for receipt of all materials is December 23.

Application materials are submitted online directly to the Graduate School. For links to start the application process, see the Linguistics Graduate Guide.

For more information, contact Language Sciences administrator Tammy Bartels:


phone: 608-262-2292