Linguistics, M.A. | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
12 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Linguistics at Indiana University Bloomington is one of the oldest linguistics departments in the United States. 


The department maintains close relations with the language departments and programs at IU, such as Central Eurasian Studies, Classical Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, French and Italian, Germanic Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Slavic Languages and Linguistics, and Spanish and Portuguese, as well as with other departments and programs, such as the African Studies Program, Cognitive Science Program, Second Language Studies, the Departments of Computer Science, Psychology, Anthropology, Folklore, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, and Speech and Hearing Science. Joint degrees can be arranged with any of these or with any other department that is appropriate given a student’s interests and career goals.

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Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Linguistics for Graduate students
  • The Computer and Natural Language
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Introductory Phonetics
  • Phonological Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the M.A. program will be based on evaluations of (1) undergraduate grade record, (2) level of achievement in the Graduate Record Examination General Test, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) undergraduate exposure to linguistics and related course work. Students not satisfying requirement (4) may be admitted but may be required to do course work prerequisite to introductory graduate courses. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

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