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Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics

24 months
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About

Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics at Hofstra University is the systematic, scientific study of language. "Forensic linguistics" refers to linguistics applied to any use of language with legal relevance. This master's level graduate program in linguistics: forensic linguistics is designed to meet a growing demand for advanced training in scientific language analysis. 

Overview

Program Details

Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics at Hofstra University trains first and foremost to become a linguist and learn the core tools and competencies—including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics—that serve as the base of linguistics. 

Advanced courses explore the specific application of linguistic science to cases involving criminal activity of all kinds, including extortion, bribery, murder, espionage, weapons of mass destruction, as well as to civil cases of trademark protection, the meaning of contracts and statutes, and defamation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • phonetics
  • phonology
  •  morphology
  •  syntax
  •  semantics
  •  pragmatics
  •  discourse analysis
  • corpus linguistics
  •  dialectology
  •  sociolinguistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Interview with program director (in person, by phone or via videoconference).
  • Written statement of professional interests and goals or an academic essay.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
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