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Grad School / Program:

  • Graduate Program in Linguistics

  • Contact:
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 32-D808
    Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Cambridge, MA MA 02139
    United States
    Phone: 617-253-4141



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • Under the leadership of Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle in the 1960's and 1970's, the Linguistics Program at MIT rapidly acquired an international reputation as a leading center for research on formal models of human-language phonology, morphology and syntax, guided by the bold (and, at the time, novel) hypothesis that language should be studied using the intellectual tools of the natural sciences.

  • Admission Information:
  • Students are only admitted into the program in the fall. The application deadline is January 2nd for the following September. Decisions are communicated to applicants by early March.
    To be admitted to the doctoral program, applicants must satisfy the Institute requirements for admission to the Graduate School, and must be formally accepted by the linguistics faculty of the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree. The Department does not offer a Master's degree.
    GRE scores are not required for admission to the doctoral program.

    MIT requires international applicants whose native language is not English to submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). However, the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy does grant waivers.

    In general, we grant waivers to students who have received a degree from an American or English-speaking university, or who show an extensive background in English.

  • Financial Aids:
  • The department has limited funds for the support of graduate students, and is committed to distributing this support as equitably as possible to students in good standing who are in need of financial assistance. Consequently, applicants are strongly urged to make extensive efforts to find some outside source of support.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://web.mit.edu/linguistics/graduate/index.html

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