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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs provide a unique environment where linguistic theory, multiple methodologies, and computational research not only peacefully coexist, but interact in a highly synergistic fashion.  We have an unprecedented and unequalled level of collaboration among faculty and students. 

Our focus is on the Ph.D. degree; however, the department occasionally admits students solely for the M.A. degree.  Ph.D. students elsewhere at Stanford may apply for the Ph.D. Minor. 

Our Ph.D. program emphasizes rigorous theoretical work that has at its base a firm empirical foundation in language data.
Our Ph.D. Minor allows Ph.D. students in other Stanford departments to develop a solid grounding in linguistics that can complement and enhance their studies and research in their home department.
Our M.A. program develops students' knowledge of linguistics, preparing them for a professional career or doctoral study in linguistics or related disciplines.