Linguistics, M.A. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland has an internationally recognized Ph.D. program. The Department combines current theoretical research in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics with state-of-the-art experimental research in psycholinguistics, first language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics. 


Key facts:

  • Research on language has proven to be one of the most fruitful means to cast light on the nature of human cognition. Building on recent developments in the field, the Linguistics program at University of Maryland trains students to pursue and answer research questions about language as a component of the mind. How do particular languages reflect general properties of our linguistic capacity? How is this capacity instantiated in the mind, as a computational, psychological or neurological system? How does it reflect properties which are encoded genetically, and how does it support the acquisition of languages by young children? And how can linguistic knowledge be used to improve human language technology?

Programme Structure

  • Under exceptional circumstances, students are awarded an MA degree on completion of the core coursework requirements (six courses, see PhD requirements), four further classes, and writing either an MA thesis which is defended publicly (LING799) or two comprehensive papers in different areas of language study (LING798). Two of the post core-level class requirements should be taken in the Department of Linguistics, with the rest being taken either in Linguistics or in other departments satisfying a secondary area of specialization and complementing the student's work. Note that the Department of Linguistics does not normally admit students whose objective is a terminal M.A. degree. The M.A. degree primarily serves students who withdraw from the Ph.D. program.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application
  • Writing Sample: Up to 3 sample submissions, uploaded to the Upload Requirements section of the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
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