12 months
15864 USD/year
15864 USD/year
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The purpose of the linguistics MA Linguistics program of Brigham Young University is closely related to the department's definition of linguistics, which is the scientific study of language. 


Linguistics program of Brigham Young University aims to prepare the student to become a language professional, go on to a PhD program, or go into the world as a competent practitioner of the skills expected of a linguist. A more applied, but popular emphasis in the department is a track that combines linguistics with computer skills. 

The linguistics curriculum develops such skills as analyzing language in its sound, structure, and meaning. Optional tracks also introduce the student to such related fields as anthropological linguistics, information design, sociolinguistics, and language-oriented computing.

Students at Linguistics program of Brigham Young University will:

  • Analyze linguistic data using appropriate (linguistic) methodology. Be able to understand, interpret, analyze, and assess academic linguistic literature.
  • Demonstrate skills useful for employment or for future graduate studies (e.g. doctoral or other programs in computer science, Hispanic linguistics, applied linguistics, law, communication, marketing, etc.). Examples include: corpus analysis, computer programming, quantitative and qualitative data analysis (including statistical procedures), editing, teaching second languages, natural language processing, and translation.
  • Be able to make formal written and oral presentations on a linguistic topic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Language
  • English Spelling
  • Language Policy and Planning in English Language Contexts
  • History of the Book
  • Varieties of English
  • Structure of Modern English
  • Language and Literature
  • Field Methods in Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Historical-Comparative Linguistics
  • Readings in Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE 
  • TOEFL for international students with an overall score of 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet based test) with minimum subscores of 23 in speaking and 22 in other sections of the iBT. 
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Application - Submit an application by the program deadline
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Honor Code Commitment and Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Receive at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the cumulative undergraduate GPA from a regionally accredited university in the United States, or a comprehensive grade-point average of 3.0 from an equivalent university outside the United States. 
  • Evidence of Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    15864 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 12 months.

Latter-day Saint Tuition - $7,932

Living costs for Provo

944 - 1633 USD /month
Living costs

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