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Richard P. Meier, Chair CLA 4.304, Mailcode B5100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1701

How to Apply

The deadline for applying for Fall 2014 is December 1, 2014.

All applicants use the on-line application procedure. Apply online here.

When creating your profile, make sure you enter your family name in the field "Last Name, Family Name, or Surname" and your given name in the field "First Name or Given Name." Otherwise, your application will not match your transcripts and test scores correctly.

Admission to the graduate program is not restricted to those with a BA in linguistics, and the core course offerings are specifically designed to meet the needs of entering students with little or no previous course work in linguistics. It is not necessary to have an MA to apply for the PhD in Linguistics.

U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those who have already attended the University of Texas at Austin:

  1. Submit the Application for Admission to Graduate Study and $65 application fee to the Office of Admissions.
  2. You must upload one copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college you have attended. Transcripts are not required from junior colleges and community colleges. See instructions for uploading the pdf of your transcript.
  3. Take the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE) in time to have the official test scores reported to the Office of Admissions by the application deadline.

Citizens of other countries who have not previously attended the University of Texas:

  1. Submit the Application for Undergraduate & Graduate Admission - Students From Other Countries, the $90 non-refundable processing fee, and a letter of sponsorship to the Office of Admissions.
  2. You must upload one copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college you have attended. Transcripts are not required from junior colleges and community colleges. See instructions for uploading the pdf of your transcript.
  3. Take the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE) in time to have the official test scores reported to the Office of Admissions by the application deadline.
  4. Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in time to have the official test scores reported to the Office of Admissions by the application deadline.

 

All applicants:

The following four items are required by the Graduate Linguistics Program.

  1. Statement of Purpose - a clear and straightforward statement in which you give an idea of: your current interests in linguistics; how these interests developed; your plans for graduate study and eventual specialization, even if tentative.
  2. Recommendation letters - we require three letters from professors who know you and your work.
  3. Sample research paper, or work of similar scope, that clearly demonstrates your writing ability.
  4. The statement of purpose may be uploaded electronically through the online application process
  5. The sample research paper can be uploaded at the link below once your application is loaded and your application fee is paid.
  6. E-mails will be sent to the recommenders whom applicants identify on the application. The recommenders will receive a link which they can use to upload letters of recommendation.

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/ogs/forms/supp_docs.WBX

Do not send official transcripts at this time. You will only be required to submit official transcripts if you are admitted to the program

Note: all applicants are responsible for ensuring that the above mentioned items are uploaded. Applicants should contact the Linguistics Graduate Program in order to verify that all items have been uploaded by their due date.

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