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Linguistic Theory & Typology - Graduate

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The MA in Linguistic Theory & Typology (MALTT) offers training by a world class faculty in theoretical frameworks for approaching descriptive, historical, and sociolinguistic data with a special focus on how grammatical features are distributed across the world’s languages. Emphasis is given to language modeling and analysis through computational and quantitative methods. In addition to providing invaluable intellectual preparation for doctoral studies in linguistics, the MALTT program prepares students for careers in high-tech industries, text-based consultancies in law and medicine, and jobs in government agencies.

Master's Program Description

The Master’s in Linguistic Theory & Typology (MALTT) offers training in theoretical frameworks for approaching descriptive and sociolinguistic data with a special focus on how grammatical features are distributed across the world’s languages. Emphasis is given to language modeling through computational and quantitative methods. In addition to providing invaluable intellectual preparation for doctoral studies in linguistics, the MALTT program prepares students for careers in high-tech industry, text-based consultancies in law and medicine, and jobs in government agencies.

Master's (MALTT) Degree - Application Requirements

Linguistic Theory & Typology Master's (MALTT) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions Please include any kind of teaching experience.
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Please include your scholarly interests, any research directions you would like to pursue, and experience with languages other than English. How would your interests fit with Linguistics at UK?
Writing Sample Upload Required Yes
Writing Sample Instructions At least 8 pages double-spaced, preferably on an aspect of linguistics.
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions International applicants should arrange for a telephone/Skype interview. Please contact the Graduate Studies assistant for Linguistics at kbarret@uky.edu.
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted
Fall App Deadline February 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Maureen Barker

201D Gillis Building
859-257-7129
maureen.barker@uky.edu


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