University of Colorado at Boulder


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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder is a major center of interdisciplinary research in cognitive-functional linguistics. It offers a unique range of research programs covering wide disciplinary and geographical areas of language studies. The department offers both the MA and Ph.D. degrees. In addition, the Department offers an MA for TESOL Professionals for students who are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The goal of the MA program in Linguistics is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of linguistics to enable them to work in industry and organizations where knowledge of linguistics helps in problem solving. The goal of the Ph.D. program is to prepare graduates to design and conduct their own empirically based research with a focus on theoretical implications. Ph.D. students prepare for careers in academic research and teaching or applied work in industry or other organizations. In addition, there are opportunities for graduate students to earn interdisciplinary graduate certificates such as the Human Language Technology Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science, and Culture, Language and Social Practice Certificate.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Rebecca Scarborough
Associate Chair and Graduate Advisor
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Colorado at Boulder
295 UCB Hellems 290
Boulder CO 80309

Degrees Available