Georgetown University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
2139 USD/credit
2139 USD/credit
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The Department of Linguistics offers graduate courses of study leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) in Linguistics, a Master of Arts in Linguistics at Georgetown University.


Graduates of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Linguistics from Georgetown University are well-rounded linguists and are very competitive in both academic and non-academic job markets. 

Nearly half of our students come from outside the United States, contributing to a culture of linguistic and cultural diversity which enriches the Department’s intellectual and social life. Georgetown Linguistics alumni can be found all around the country and around the world in positions of leadership and responsibility, in academia, government, not-for-profit organizations, and corporations.

Learning Goals 

  • seminal readings and approaches related to the analysis of language 
  • the equality of languages and language varieties and commonly held misconceptions about them
  • the complexity and underlying systematicity of language
  • the role of variation (within and across languages) in linguistic theory and analysis
  • the relationships between language and a variety of social contexts
  • how first and second languages are learned
  • how languages are structured and how they convey referential and social meaning
  • how language is processed, cognitively and computationally

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Theoretical Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Recommendations
  • Entrance Examination Requirements - Official Test Results (GRE)
  • Foreign Applicant Entrance Examination (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Official Transcripts of Academic Coursework and Degrees Earned

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2139 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2139 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2139 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2139 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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