College of Arts & Sciences

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

  1. CV
    • Please include any kind of teaching experience.
  2. Personal Statement
    • ​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?
  3. Writing Sample
    • ​At least 8 pages double-spaced, preferably on an aspect of linguistics.
  4. International applicants:
    • arrange for a telephone/Skype interview. Please contact the Graduate Studies assistant for Linguistics at kbarret@uky.edu.
    • TOEFL scores
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. Transcripts

 

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.

 

Application Deadlines
  • Fall: December 11