* A master's degree is only attainable as part of the doctoral program, not as a standalone master's degree.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in linguistics is individually tailored to the needs and professional goals of the student. The program combines a foundation in functional/usage-based linguistic theory with a strong preparation in empirical research methods, both in the laboratory as well as in field settings.
We have particular strengths in descriptive linguistics and language revitalization, historical/typological/areal linguistics, first and second language acquisition, second language teaching, laboratory phonology and phonetics, gesture studies, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics. The program draws strong interdisciplinary support from related fields on the University campus including East Asian and Romance linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Anthropology, and Computer Science.
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements:
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)