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University of Southern California

Department of Linguistics

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Linguistics is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Slavic linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hispanic linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) East Asian linguistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 1

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 Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
18
Accepted
7
Enrolled
24%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

42
Total Graduate Students
54%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.38%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 11.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.38%
Unknown 11.9%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 5
Male (7)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Syntax, phonology, phonetics, semantics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. James Higginbotham
Chair
Email: higgy@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-2986
Fax: 213-740-9306

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