Linguistics, M.A. | Stanford University | Stanford, United States
24 months
56487 USD/year
56487 USD/year
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Linguistics offered at Stanford University is the study of language as a fundamental human activity. Linguists consider language as a cultural, social, and psychological phenomenon and seek to determine what is universal to all languages and what is specific to individual languages, how language varies across individuals and communities, how it is acquired, how it changes, and how it is processed by humans and machines. 


Key facts

Linguistics offered at Stanford University is an inherently interdisciplinary field that links the humanities, the social sciences, and the other cognitive sciences, as well as computer science, education, and hearing and speech sciences.

The department offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some focus on analyzing structural patterns of sounds (phonetics and phonology), meanings (semantics and pragmatics), words (morphology), sentences (syntax). Others examine how these structures vary over time (historical linguistics), or over individuals and social groups (sociolinguistics), or how language is processed and learned by humans (psycholinguistics and language acquisition) or by computers (computational linguistics).

A variety of open forums provide for the discussion of linguistic issues, including colloquia and regularly scheduled workshops in computational linguistics, phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics, semantics and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and syntax and morphology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistics
  • What's Your Accent? Investigations in Acoustic Phonetics
  •  Experimental Phonetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 SCH


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Linguistics majors must have competence in at least one language other than English as part of their understanding of the field of linguistics and its study. This requirement is fulfilled by completion of six quarters of language coursework at Stanford  or by certification of equivalent proficiency through the Language Center or the relevant department (see University requirements).

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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