Ph.D. On Campus

Linguistics - Language Acquisition

McGill University

60 months
20972 CAD/year
5602 CAD/year
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The aim of the graduate program in Linguistics - Language Acquisition at McGill University is to train researchers in core areas of theoretical linguistics.


Research in experimental areas deals with theoretical questions in light of evidence from another domain (language acquisition, neurolinguistics, processing, language variation, and change).

The programme

The Linguistics - Language Acquisition at the McGill University is a cross-disciplinary option available to Ph.D. students in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics, Psychology, and Second Language Education who intend to pursue graduate studies, including writing their thesis, in language acquisition. 

In addition to meeting the degree requirements for Linguistics, students must complete four interdisciplinary LAP seminars, two graduate-level courses in language acquisition (one from outside the student’s home department), a course in statistics, and they must have a faculty member from outside their home department on their thesis committee. 

Students must satisfy all program requirements for the Ph.D. in Linguistics. The Ph.D. thesis must be on a topic relating to language acquisition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Graduate Research Seminar
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • Ph.D. Evaluation
  • Language Acquisition Issues
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Semantics
  • Linguistic Field Research
  • Experimental Linguistics: Methods
  • Social Justice Issues in Second Language Education
  • Second Language Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    5602 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2801 CAD per semester during 60 months.


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