24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Departments of Linguistics and Computer Science and Engineering jointly participate in a Master of Science in Computational Linguistics. The mission of the Computational Linguistics program of the University at Buffalo is to prepare students for a career in the Human Language Technologies industry. This program is on the STEM OPT extension list.


About the Computational Linguistics program

Students in the Computational Linguistics program of the University at Buffalo are encouraged to seek internships they are interested in via Bullseye, or to participate in our local Summer internship in the Natural Language Understanding Laboratory at the Department of Biomedical Sciences. We also have a relationshiop with Comcast’s Applied AI group as a potential source of Summer internships for our MS students.

The MS degree aslo requires the completion of a capstone project (LIN600), which consists of a significant amount of programming and allows students to specialize in particular techniques, methodos and/or research. The project can be completed at any time during the program and can be advised by any of the following faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Comparative Syntactic Theories
  • Computer Science for non-majors
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and have an academic record that suggests the applicant can successfully complete graduate work in linguistics
  • Transcripts. Copies of all B.A. and Graduate Transcripts (and certified English translations, if applicable)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two or Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • $75 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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