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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Linguistics

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Linguistics is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Applied linguistics Tesol, computational linguistics
Master of Arts (MA) Tesol
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics Sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, hispanic linguistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 2

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
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam NA
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Language proficiency
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam NA
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

138
Applied
42
Accepted
14
Enrolled
30%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 16th December 16th Yes
Spring deadline March 22nd Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam NA
Master's Degree Requirements MA, TESOL MA: Undergraduate Transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Career/Research Statement, CV, Writing Sample, Proposed Area of Specialization, if applying for Hispanic Linguistics you must show proof of Spanish proficiency.
Doctoral Degree Exam NA
Doctoral Degree Requirements PhD: Undergraduate Transcripts, Graduate Transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Career/Research Statement, CV, Writing Sample, Proposed Area of Specialization, if applying for Hispanic Linguistics you must show proof of Spanish proficiency.
Additional Entrance Requirements TESOL Certificate: Copies of Transcripts, Statement of Purpose, CV

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 16
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 8.7%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 16
Male (9)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, syntax, phonetics, Hispanic Linguistics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2816 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Kiesling
Department Chair
Email: kiesling@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-5916
Fax: 412-624-5520

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