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Linguistics and Cognitive Science, M.A.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) , DE,
The Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science offers programs leading to the MA degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science and the PhD in Linguistics.

About

The department offers the option of a combined BS/MA in Cognitive Science/Linguistics and Cognitive Science (this is not an option for Speech Pathology) and a combined BA/MA in Linguistics/Linguistics & Cognitive Science.

The MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science is a flexible degree, allowing students to design programs of study in areas of theoretical linguistics, cognitive science, and applied linguistics (including teaching English as a second language). 

Areas for PhD specialization include theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology), psycholinguistics (first and second language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics), endangered and under-described languages (linguistic field methods, language typology, language documentation), and applied linguistics. A Certificate in Cognitive Science is also available.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Phonetics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Semantics
  • Research Methods in Cognitive Science
  • Topics in Cognitive Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    155

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    151

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Application Fee - A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application. Waivers are available for qualified students.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required with your application.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • International Students: Language Test Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
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  • In-State Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
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Living costs for Newark

  • 990 - 1700 USD/month
    Living Costs

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