Resources for current students

Welcome to the new resources hub for current graduate students. We hope this will serve as a helpful toolbox for you throughout your linguistics program at the University of Rochester.

Use the links below to find resources specific to your program. This page will also serve as a way to post announcements, so check back regularly for updates.

Resources for PhD students
Resources for Master's students


  • Maya Abtahian will be taking over the role of Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) effective July 1, 2024. If you have any questions about the transition, don't hesitate to reach out to Scott Grimm or Maya Abtahian.
  • The department would like to clarify that the forthcoming Department Activity Report (DAR) will speak to potential research opportunities in the department; however, students should not be waiting for this report for guidance or direction on their research for their program. Research assistant positions are not guranteed and should not be relied on for initiating research. Students should be actively developing their research on their own. The DAR will simply be a way to inform students about ongoing research in the department and any potential opportunities to get involved.

What you'll find here

  • Important policies (both university-wide and departmental)
  • Guidance and timelines for program-specific processes (QPs, dissertations, MA theses, program requirements, detailed sample schedules, etc.)
  • Forms and internal tasks (add/drop forms, advisor change requests, QP extensions, annual graduate student self-evaluations, etc.)
  • FAQs (compiled from questions you and your peers have asked over the last year)
  • Course information, offering history, credit policies, etc.
  • And so much more!

Research opportunities and faculty leaves

Beginning in fall 2024, we will publish a department activity report.

The department activity report will be published prior to each semester, and it will showcase current research going on in the department, potential opportunities to be involved in research, and advance notice of faculty leaves.