Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. requires a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the required M.A. courses (not counting the electives) a minimum grade point average of 2.75 over all graduate work in linguistics, and distinction in passing the qualifying examination. In deciding whether students will be admitted to the Ph.D. program, the Student Examination and Evaluation Committee considers their performance in meeting these requirements, as well as their general potential for successfully conducting advanced linguistic research.
Students are encouraged to attend at least one summer session of the Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America. Up to 8 graduate hours of credit granted under this program may be transferred, with Graduate College approval. Candidates are required to take the preliminary examinations (written and oral) after completion of 32 graduate hours beyond the master's level and to present a research paper at a meeting of the Linguistics Seminar.
Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics
|Code ||Title ||Hours |
|LING 504||Practicum (and at least 2 hours of LING 590)||4|
|LING 599||Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)||32|
Grad Other Degree Requirements
|Other requirements may overlap || |
|Master's Degree Required for Admission to PhD? ||Yes |
|Qualifying Exam Required: ||No |
|Preliminary Exam Required: ||Yes |
|Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required: ||Yes |
|Dissertation Deposit Required: ||Yes |
|Minimum GPA: ||3.0 |