Linguistic Anthropology, M.A. | University of Oklahoma | Norman, United States
12 months
19966 USD/year
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The Linguistic Anthropology program at University of Oklahoma has a strong commitment to the study of language and its relationship to culture, society, and cognition.


About the Linguistic Anthropology program

Students in Linguistic Anthropology at OU have unique research opportunities that extend beyond the classroom.

The Department of Native American Languages at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History offers students several research opportunities in Native languages of Oklahoma. The archives house over 6,000 media and print resources in languages of Oklahoma and North America. Students may use the recording facilities and equipment. They have the opportunity to participate in language programming at the museum, including the annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair and museum exhibits. The department has a two-year Graduate Research position for students in Linguistic Anthropology.

 The Linguistic Anthropology program from University of Oklahomaparticular strengths lie in:

  • Language endangerment and revitalization, with a collaborative approach to working in endangered language communities
  • Ethnographic and discourse-centered approaches to language, culture, and society
  • Verbal art and performance, including narrative, poetics, and ceremonial speaking
  • Documentation and descriptive linguistics, and the role of language archives in this work
  • Endangered language instruction and acquisition
  • Language and identity
  • Linguistic relativity (language and worldview)
  • Language ideologies (cultural conceptions of language)
  • Language contact and change
  • Historical linguistics and grammaticalization
  • Oklahoma and related Native languages and families, especially Athapaskan, Kiowa, Euchee (Yuchi), Siouan, Muskogean, and Algonquian

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Morphology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • Professionalization in Anthropology
  • Research for Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of your career and educational goals (1 to 1.5 pages, double-spaced)
  • Official transcripts for all institutions attended
  • International applicants must also submit an official TOEFL score and confidential financial statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19966 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19966 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Oklahoma Residents: $334.75 per credit
  • Non-Residents: $334.75 per credit

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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