The Department of Linguistics at Yale offers a PhD degree at the graduate level, and a B.A. degree at the undergraduate level. There is no terminal Master’s program. Our students have the opportunity to train in multiple theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches with faculty in the Linguistics department. We have more information about applying to our graduate program on our website.

Our Major program requires a Senior Essay, which means that our students graduate having completed original research. Exceptional students may complete a combined B.A./M.A. degree. We also offer many introductory courses meant for majors and non-majors alike, which require no pre-requisites. For all of our students, there are many research opportunities both within and without the department. 

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