Graduate Admissions

Applications to study linguistics at Yale should be made through the Graduate School of Arts and Science. You can begin the application process there, where you will also find detailed information about the application process, including submission deadlines.

If you have questions about the general process of applying to Yale check the Graduate School Admissions FAQs. If you have specific questions about the graduate studies in Linguistics, please check our Program Requirements and our own Linguistics Graduate Admissions FAQs

We encourage students who are applying to our program to be as specific as possible in describing their interests and the connection between their interests and those of the Linguistics faculty at Yale. Looking at faculty research and the web pages of our current graduate students can be very helpful in figuring out the goodness of fit between your interests and ours.

We encourage appropriately qualified students to apply for Yale’s post-baccalaureate education programs. More information is available through Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Diversity Program, or contact the Director of Graduate Studies for further information.

Director of Graduate Studies

Any questions about the graduate program can be directed to the DGS, Jim Wood, at