**While the GRE is required for admission, we recognize that applicants may be facing circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic that prevent them from being able to take the GRE as planned. If this applies to you, please see The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences information on next steps.
The Linguistics Department is firmly committed to fostering diversity amongst its graduate students. We are proud to provide an atmosphere that is nurturing and supportive of all backgrounds. For further information on the guidelines that inspire our teaching mission, see: Perspectives
Who can apply
Requirements for admission are flexible. While preference is given to candidates with a previous background in linguistics, students with a mature interest in the field and a strong language background are encouraged to apply as well. GRE scores are required of all applicants, and are valid if taken within the last 5 years.
Applicants whose native language is other than English and who do not hold the equivalent of a US Bachelor degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction must submit scores from the Internet based test (IBT) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
How to apply
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website provides comprehensive information on the application process, including how to apply, enrolling without being part of a degree program, financial aid information, and much more. We require online submission of the GSAS application. Also see:
Application Deadline: January 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST