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Graduate Program

Master of Arts in Linguistics

At the University of Rochester, the MA program provides students with a solid foundation in all of the core areas of linguistics, including:

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics

Additional advanced courses provide depth and enrichment in one or more specific areas of linguistics, including:

  1. Theoretical/formal linguistics: phonetics/laboratory phonology, syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics
  2. Experimental/empirical linguistics: phonetics/laboratory phonology, experimental syntax, experimental semantics and pragmatics, corpus linguistics, computational semantics
  3. Language documentation and description: tools for language documentation, field methods in linguistic description

Rochester’s MA in linguistics prepares students for further work at the PhD level in linguistics or related fields, or for employment in teaching or industry.