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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Linguistics Section

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Linguistics Section is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Teaching assistantship during two semesters

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

155
Applied
13
Accepted
9
Enrolled
8%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Phonology and phonetics, syntax and semantics, morphology, psycholinguistics, language acquisition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
207,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 32-D808
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. David Pesetsky
Linguistics Chair
Phone: 617-253-4141
Fax: 617-253-5017

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