Ph.D. in Linguistics

Ph.D. Linguistics Program Objectives

The PhD degree provides training in the primary areas of the field in sound, syntax, meaning; advanced training in field linguistics and documentary linguistics, experimental linguistics, corpus linguistics, and in second language acquisition; as well as experience in presenting original research in professional venues. Students will pursue and develop in-depth expertise in at least one area of specialization.

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Admissions Requirements for Applicants

Application materials are due by February 1.

Starting in 2009, new PhD Linguistics students will be admitted for the fall semester only. Students will not be admitted into the Ph.D. program for the spring or summer terms.

Before applying, please review this useful checklist (PDF) for all applicants to our graduate programs, which details the materials that you need to submit when applying.

Be sure to also read the Admissions Requirements (PDF) for Linguistics & TESOL graduate programs.

PhD Linguistics Degree Plan Overview

PhD students entering with an M.A. in Linguistics from UT Arlington may be able to waive up to 15 hours, at the discretion of the department’s Graduate Studies Committee, for equivalent graduate linguistics courses completed with a grade of B or higher.

Additional Requirements

The following departmental requirements are available in PDF form:

In addition, In addition, please see this link to the UTA Graduate Catalog, including the section under Foreign Language Requirement: Graduate Catalog description of Doctoral Degree requirements.