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Linguistics with a Concentration in Computational Linguistics

12 months
Duration
31530 USD/year
31530 USD/year
22568 USD/year
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About

Our MA program in Linguistics with a Concentration in Computational Linguistics at University of North Texas prepares students for challenging careers in a variety of industries, including government, education, law, bioinformatics, and natural language processing.

Overview

Highlights

Linguistics with a Concentration in Computational Linguistics at University of North Texas is a four-course (12 hour) graduate certificate program in Computational Linguistics. Computational Linguistics (CL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) – often viewed as one and the same thing – are rapidly growing fields in the high-tech sector, critical for development of such technologies such as voice-enabled smart phones (e.g. Siri, Cortana) and home assistants (e.g. Alexa). IBM’s Jeopardy-winning Watson system is another example of what CL can do. Yet another application area is text analytics for market analysis. 

This certificate is specifically intended to address a growing need for language processing skills, particularly those associated with the rapid growth of artificial intelligence/cognitive technologies. Systems like Siri or Alexa are built on a pipeline of language processing technologies, ranging from voice and speech recognition to language understanding and automatic question answering. Developing such technologies is a complex process that requires knowledge from both Linguistics and Computer Science.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Principles in Linguistics - Needed prerequisite if your degree does not have a background in Linguistics
  • Research Design in Linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Syntax 
  • Semantics and Pragmatics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.8

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a 300–500 word personal statement describing the applicant's interests, career plans and purpose in working toward an MA;

  • A writing sample (e.g., a research paper, manual, or proposal).

  • three letters of recommendation; and

  • a current vita or resume.

  • To be eligible for admission to the MA with a major in Linguistics, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate semester credit hours prior to receiving a bachelor's degree or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31530 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31530 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    31530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31530 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    22568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22568 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Denton

1036 - 1920 USD /month
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