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University of Rochester

Department of Linguistics

Rochester, NY

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Overview

University of Rochester / Department of Linguistics is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Language documentation and description
Master of Science (MS) Computational linguistics
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 GRE
Final essay/presentation
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
18
Accepted
4
Enrolled
23%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

9
Total Graduate Students
44%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 11.11%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (11%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Computational and experimental semantics and pragmatics, phonetics and phonology, language documentation and description, language and music, experimental syntax
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
24,738

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 270096
Rochester, NY  14627
United States
Contact Joyce McDonough
Professor and Chair
Email: joyce.mcdonough@rochester.edu
Phone: 585-275-3944

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