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Anthropology and Linguistics, Ph.D.

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University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The joint degree in Anthropology and Linguistics is designed for students with interests in both departments who would emerge from the program as job candidates for both linguistics and anthropology departments. Both the School of Anthropology and Department of Linguistics offer teaching assistantships and research support for students in the joint Ph.D. program.

About

Applicants to The University of Arizona’s Ph.D. program in Anthropology and Linguistics (ANLI) should have significant background in both linguistics and anthropology. The ANLI program makes it possible for students to pursue the study of language in its social context and linguistic theory, drawing on the resources of both the Department of Linguistics and the Linguistic Anthropology program within the School of Anthropology, without having to go through two separate Ph.D. programs. Potential applicants should clearly address in their statement of intent how their past experiences and future research interests fit with the current strengths of both departments.

Both departments have strong national reputations for their contributions to the study of language, and each department has specialized in mutually compatible ways in the kinds of linguistic theory and analysis it offers students. The Department of Linguistics focuses on both formal and experimental models of language structure, including the study of Southwestern Native American languages and cultures, and historical linguistics. Linguistic Anthropology, as one of the four sub-disciplines within the field of anthropology, has concentrated on developing the study of language in its social context, particularly in sociolinguistics, including strong links with Cultural Anthropology. Scholars from both departments have also carried out research and fieldwork on numerous languages.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    46 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

In Anthropology, students are required to take two semesters of the interdisciplinary core course -  "Foundations of Linguistic Anthropology."

In Linguistics, students are required to take"Foundations of Syntactic Theory", "Phonology",  "Prelim", as well as the one-credit 'Linguistics Colloquium" course.

In addition, students must select from a 'menu' of Linguistics and Anthropology courses to make up a total of 46 units of coursework, minimum. 

The menu requires:

  • Either Phonetics or Statistical Analysis AND either Linguistic Field Techniques or Linguistic Elicitation and Documentation.
  • Four additional courses in Linguistics from distinct 'core groups'.
  • Four additional courses in Anthropology, chosen from the following: Language and Culture, Sociolinguistics, Face-to-Face Interaction, Ethnographic Discourse Analysis, Keywords in Linguistics Anthropology, and Topics Seminars..


English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Prospective applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in order to qualify for admission.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must provide a writing sample to demonstrate their level and proficiency of writing.
  • The GRE is required for the PhD, MS, and Joint PhD Programs. It is recommended, but not required to the MA in Native American Languages and Linguistics Program.
  • TOEFL or IELTS if non-native English Speaker

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1729 USD/module
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    • National

      812 USD/module
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    Living costs for Tucson

    • 830 - 1140 USD/month
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    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    The ANLI program is a part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), which allows Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE member states to enroll in the ANLI program and pay resident tuition. The WICHE states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. To be considered for the WRGP resident tuition rate, apply directly to the department or graduate studies department of the institution where you want to enroll, and identify yourself as WICHE WRGP applicant. WGRP students must fulfill all the usual requirements of the department and institution concerned, and meet all admission deadlines.

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