2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 26, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistics, Ph.D.

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Department of Linguistics
LNCO 2300

Minimum Degree Hours: 61

The Ph.D. in Linguistics is an academic degree designed primarily to provide students with the intellectual background and research skills of a scholar. It emphasizes disciplinary training and research methodology and culminates in a dissertation–an extended work of original scholarship that contributes substantially to the knowledge base in the field.

Admission Requirements:

  • 3.0 or higher undergraduate weighted GPA

For admission materials and deadlines, please visit http://linguistics.utah.edu/graduate/future-students/apply.php.

Graduation Requirements:

  • A grade of a B or better is required in all courses
  • This degree requires a thesis

For current policies and procedures, please see the Department of Linguistics Graduate Student Handbook.


Language Acquisition

Complete one of the following courses

Philosophical Foundations

Complete one of the following courses

Language Courses

Complete 6 credits hours with any combination of the following courses


Complete 5 courses (15 credit hours) from LING 6024- LING 7080 and LING 7991. May not count 6800, 6970, 6980.

Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Complete 6 credits of LING 7960: Supervised PhD Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Thesis Research

 Complete 14 credit hours of LING 7970: Thesis Research

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