Linguistics - DOCTORATE (PHD)
The PhD degree provides training in the primary areas of the field related to speech sounds, sentence structure, meaning, and psycholingusitics; advanced training in field linguistics and documentary linguistics, experimental linguistics, corpus linguistics, and second language acquisition; and experience in presenting original research in professional venues. Students will pursue and develop in-depth expertise in at least one area of specialization.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Department of Linguistics & TESOL seeks to deepen our understanding of language by examining how it is represented, used, and processed. Our department works toward this goal through research and teaching in theoretical linguistics, focusing on phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and psycholinguistics as well as the interfaces among these domains of inquiry. In order to explore questions in these areas, we use multiple methods—including field methods, corpus-based methods, and experimental research methods—to collect and analyze data from a wide range of the world's languages and from both native and non-native speakers of these languages. This approach to the scientific study of language is the primary focus of our PhD in linguistics, MA in linguistics, and BA in linguistics.
- Admissions requirements
- Degree curriculum (scroll down to course list)
- Degree information in the University Catalog
- Linguistics faculty
- PhD graduates directory
- Program accreditation
- Tenure-line and non-Tenure-line professorships
- Postdoctoral researchers
- Language consultants, Language engineers
WHY CHOOSE US?
- Located in the DFW area, where there are speakers of many different languages
- Active research environment with many opportunities to win internal research awards and grants
- Many opportunities to be trained to teach college-level classes
- An opportunity to also complete a graduate TESOL certificate
Take the next step toward investing in yourself by learning more about our Linguistics - Doctorate (PHD) program.