Ph.D. On Campus


The Ohio State University

60 months
40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Linguistic's graduate program in linguistics has a strongly theoretical orientation, which is to say that our research is largely concerned with the development of a general theory of human language as well as detailed accounts of the structure, development and variation of individual languages. The Linguistics programme is offered by The Ohio State University.



The character of the Ohio State linguistics program is also that of a "pure science" rather than an "applied science": linguistic phenenomena are studied primarily for their own sake and as an aspect of human cognition, rather than being examined for their practical application in fields such as second language education. Experimental laboratory research in speech production, speech perception, the mental processes of sentence understanding, etc., are an important feature of many areas of study in our program. The department also has a rapidly growing focus in computational linguistics.

The PhD program provides the opportunity for both a broad grounding in linguistics and  considerable specialization. Most degree programs constructed by individual students and their advisory committees focus on one or more areas of study. The programs also may include courses or research projects in bordering disciplines such as psychology, computer science or philosophy, or in the history or structure of a specific language or languages. The Linguistics programme is offered by The Ohio State University.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Computational Linguistics
  • Contact Linguistics
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Morphology
  • Phonetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The equivalent of a four-year bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the last bachelor's or advanced degree earned.
  • Transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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