Graduate studies at Memorial
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Entry to the Ph.D. program in Linguistics is normally restricted to students whose area of intended specialization reflects both the theoretical interests of the department and the language families in which the department possesses particular expertise. These include both the European and Indigenous languages of Eastern North America.
Applications in the areas of theoretical (generative), variationist linguistics and language acquisition are particularly encouraged.
Graduate program info for prospective students
Janaury 31st every year
The formal application process is detailed on Memorial's Become website.
Considerations before applying
Before applying, make sure that we are able to offer the kind of program that you need; in particular check that there is at least one faculty member who specializes in your area of interest. You can do this by reading our faculty member profiles.
Our focus is on core areas of Linguistics. We do not offer a program in English as a Second Language (ESL). Please refer to the people and research sections of our website for more information about what we do at Memorial.
Graduate program requirements
Admittance to the Ph.D. program requires an M.A. in Linguistics, with completion of core courses in syntax and phonology.
Admittance to the M.A. program requires a B.A. major in Linguistics (or equivalent). Applicants without a Linguistics major may be considered for entry to the M.A. upon successful completion of an equivalent number of courses.
Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible full-time graduate students, both Canadian and International, in eligible programs.
Select Ph.D. students will also automatically be considered for the School of Graduate Studies Dean's Doctoral Award, through a competitive process. The award is an additional amount of $5000 per year for up to four years.