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Rochester University

12 months
1818 USD/credit 54540 USD/year
1818 USD/credit 54540 USD/year
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The faculty of the Linguistics program of University of Rochester are grounded in the traditional fields of formal linguistics, employing empirical methodologies to examine data and topics in experimental syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics, laboratory phonology, and morphology in collaboration with faculty and students in allied fields.


Key facts

The Linguistics program of University of Rochester provides students with a solid foundation in all of the core areas of linguistics, including:

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics

Additional advanced courses provide depth and enrichment in one or more specific areas of linguistics, including:

  • Theoretical/formal linguistics: phonetics/laboratory phonology, syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics
  • Experimental/empirical linguistics: phonetics/laboratory phonology, experimental syntax, experimental semantics and pragmatics, corpus linguistics, computational semantics
  • Language documentation and description: tools for language documentation, field methods in linguistic description

Rochester’s MA in linguistics prepares students for further work at the PhD level in linguistics or related fields, or for employment in teaching or industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Linguistic Thought
  • Historical Linguistics
  • History of the English Language
  • Language Sound Systems
  • Semantic Analysis
  • Syntactic Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose native language is not English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1818 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    54540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1818 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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