Linguistics, M.A. | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
12 months
11700 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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The Linguistics program at the University of California, Davis, offers both a Ph.D. and a M.A. The Ph.D. program is supported by a wide array of faculty and encompasses numerous research areas.


Key facts

Linguistics at the University of California, Davis, distinguishes itself from programs at other UC campuses by offering an area of emphasis in second language acquisition and development, or SLAD, which responds to a growing need for researchers trained to investigate issues of multilingualism and the acquisition and teaching of nonnative languages. Other possible areas of emphasis include language and society, language and mind/brain, and language structure and theory. The M.A. program prepares students to teach English to speakers of other languages and provides them with a strong background in formal and descriptive linguistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Phonological Theory and Analysis
  • Advanced Syntactic Theory and Analysis
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Teaching Academic Literacy
  • English as a Second Language Teaching/Tutoring

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

  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • A writing sample
  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal history and diversity statement
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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    11700 USD/year
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Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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