Cognitive Linguistics

Case Western Reserve University

12 months
46524 USD/year
46524 USD/year
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The Cognitive Linguistics program of Case Western Reserve University provides tools that bring language and cognition together, making it possible to study very disparate topics such as how joint attention is involved in reading novels, which metaphors are most effective in getting people to change their minds, or how teaching can be improved through the use of gesture.


Why join our program?

The faculty of the Cognitive Linguistics program of Case Western Reserve University are leaders in the field of cognitive linguistics and our program is designed to be very flexible. Students who come to this program tend to:

  • Already be in the workforce, but believe greater knowledge of cognitive linguistics can benefit their careers.
  • Have a BA/ BS and want to go on to a PhD (or MD or JD, etc.) program but don’t have the background or research experience they need to be competitive.
  • Want to explore this field and aren’t yet certain what their path is.

Faculty work with MA students beginning in their first semester to help them take a strategic approach to their time in the program. We will help you move towards your goals, whatever they are.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Buddhism and Cognitive Science
  • Language, Cognition, and Religion
  • Cognition and Computation
  • Cognitive Approaches to Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We only admit students we believe will flourish in the program, and we only admit about five students per year. 
  • Because our students are often working already or bridging between their undergrad and grad experiences, students don’t have to achieve a specific GPA or GRE score to be considered for admission.
  • There are also no requirements for undergraduate degree—our students come from many fields, including linguistics, psychology, computer science, English, comparative literature, information technology, etc. The admissions committee simply looks for a fit between our program and the candidate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    46524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23262 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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