The PhD program

The PhD program in Linguistics is designed with the interdisciplinary research goals of the department in mind. The curriculum aims to combine the best features of the knowledge-intensive model that is common in the humanities and the skills-intensive apprenticeship model that is more common in the physical and life sciences. The course requirements provide more flexibility than most Linguistics programs, allowing students to acquire the broad training that is most appropriate to individual goals. Course loads are designed to leave time for students to become involved in original research at an early stage of the program. Many students continue to pursue research in multiple areas through to their dissertation, and it is common for students to be co-advised by multiple faculty members.