**The GRE is optional for the 2022-2023 admission cycle to the degree program in the Department of Linguistics"


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.

English Proficiency

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).

Also see: GSAS English Language Proficiency Requirement

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 5, 2023 at 5 p.m. EST