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Linguistics

The University of Iowa

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
30612 USD/year
30612 USD/year
11665 USD/year
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About

The MA and the PhD in Linguistics, at The University of Iowa, are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is offered with or without a thesis. The department also offers a Combined Degree Program in Linguistics(BA/MA with a focus in Teaching English as a Second Language).

Overview

Department of Linguistics graduate programs emphasize theory and research. Students interested in non-university careers also may take courses in applied linguistics and other fields as an option in the M.A. program.

Iowa's linguistics department has particular strengths in phonology, syntax, and second language acquisition (SLA). The master degree in Linguistics is offered by The University of Iowa. 

The phonology curriculum emphasizes current theoretical perspectives, including optimality theory, and the collection, description, and interpretation of novel phonological and phonetic data. Courses feature extensive work in data analysis and problem solving, focusing on construction and evaluation of phonological theories, particularly in light of new empirical data.

Facilities

  • The Department of Linguistics has a laboratory equipped with 20 computer workstations for small group instruction, individual work, and student research in speech analysis, second language acquisition, computational linguistics, and other areas. 
  • The department also has a soundproof booth connected to a computer with software for speech analysis. Remote terminals and personal computers also are available to students.
  • The departmental reading room, which contains a modest library, provides a common meeting place for faculty and students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics
  • Proseminar: Morphosyntax
  • Introduction to Syntax
  • Introduction to Phonology
  • Syntactic Theory
  • Phonological Theory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

31 alternative credits

31-37

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A statement of purpose
  • Answers to supplemental questions from the Linguistics department
  • PhD only – writing sample
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service 
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30612 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    30612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30612 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11665 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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Linguistics
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