Linguistics, Ph.D. | The University of Arizona | Tucson, United States
60 months
34000 USD/year
34000 USD/year
14000 USD/year
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The Linguistics program from The University of Arizona is designed to produce scholars who can carry out research on human language in any of its aspects within a contemporary theoretical framework, and which challenges, modifies, and extends contemporary theory.  


Key Features

The Ph.D. in linguistics is an academic/professional research degree.  

Our students also have the opportunity to investigate language in an interdisciplinary context, including language development and human language processing. 

Students of the Linguistics program from The University of Arizona are required to complete seven courses from a set of core course requirements, a course in professionalism, a workshop for preparing the written comprehensive examination, and additional courses and seminars in their areas of specialization. 

Following completion of the oral comprehensive examinations, students must submit a dissertation prospectus, and complete and defend a dissertation demonstrating their ability to undertake and carry out original research in linguistics. Students are encouraged to apply for and receive an MA degree in Linguistics along the way to the Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Techniques for Linguists
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Statistical NLP
  • Speech Technology 
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Statistical Analysis for Linguists
  • Linguistic Elicitation and Documentation
  • Analysis and Argumentation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

GPA Requirement

  • Prospective applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in order to qualify for admission.
Statement of Intent 
  • Applicants must submit a concise statement of intent demonstrating their academic goals, career goals, and why a graduate degree in linguistics would help him/her pursue these goals.
Writing Sample
  • Applicants must provide a writing sample to demonstrate their level and proficiency of writing.
Standardized Tests
  • The GRE is optional, not required for application to the PhD Program.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from letter writers who know the student’s work, specifically assessing student’s ability to carry out graduate work in linguistics. Applicants are encouraged to submit letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with the applicant's recent academic work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34000 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    34000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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