University of Oregon

12 months
35211 USD/year
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The Department of Linguistics offers instruction leading to a bachelor of arts (BA), a master of arts (MA), and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in linguistics. 


Solid preparation in linguistics is indispensable to any specialization at the graduate level.

The programme

Although the courses deal with a variety of linguistic topics, three facets of linguistics are strongly emphasized in the graduate program:

  • A pragmatic approach to the study of language structure and use, variation and change, and acquisition and learning
  • An empirical, live-data, fieldwork, experimental, and cross-linguistic approach to the methodology of linguistic research
  • Interdisciplinary emphasis on the place of human language in its wider natural context

Programme Structure

Required Courses:

  • Introduction to Phonology
  • Functional Syntax 
  • Seminar: [Topic]
  • Linguistic Theory: Phonology
  • Linguistic Theory: Syntax
  • Linguistic Theory: Semantics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

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

  • Students are required to have at least two years of one second language within the past seven years. 
  • At the M.A. level, any foreign language is acceptable, including English for an international student whose first language is not English. 
  • It should be noted that the M.A. language may count toward the two language requirements for the Ph.D. program if the language is used as a research language (see Ph.D. requirements).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35211 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35211 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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