Ph.D. in Linguistics

Ph.D. Linguistics Program Objectives

The Ph.D. 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

Starting in 2009, new Ph.D. 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.

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

Ph.D. 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 requirements are available in PDF form: Foreign Language Requirement and Diagnostic Examination and Qualifying Paper Requirements.