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Before You Apply: Is this Linguistics program right for you?

How to Apply

Application Recommendations

Candidates should consider the following recommendations when preparing their application to ensure they are sufficiently demonstrating their commitment to research and suitability for our program.

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Application Deadlines

Ph.D.:
December 15
(Fall Enrollment only)

M.A.
December 15
(Fall Enrollment only)

M.A. with concentration in Computational Linguistics
December 15
(Fall Enrollment)
November 15 (Spring Enrollment - M.A. in Computational Linguistics only, and only for applicants with advanced CL/CS background; contact Kyle Gorman before applying.)

Application Requirements

Applicants complete online Application for Admission and provide required supplemental materials including transcripts, letters of recommendation, statement of interest, writing sample, *standardized test scores, etc.  Applications and supplemental materials are collected and processed by the Office of Admissions and then reviewed by the Linguistics Program's Admissions and Awards Committee.

Ph.D. applicants offered acceptance to the Program should expect to be interviewed by faculty members of the Program’s Admissions Committee and relevant faculty members during the application review process.

*Note that the GRE requirement is currently suspended.  However, TOEFL and IELTS requirements remain in place for international students from countries in which English is not the primary language. ETS now offers online versions of both tests that can be taken at home

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Visit Us

It may be helpful for you to speak with faculty and other students as you make your decisions about graduate study.

The Graduate Center is currently conducting business remotely so in-person visits are not currently available. However, if you would like to speak with someone at the program as you consider your application, please contact Executive Officer, Prof. Cecelia Cutler (ccutler@gc.cuny.edu),  Deputy Executive Officer, Prof. Christina Tortora (ctortora@gc.cuny.edu) or linguistics@gc.cuny.edu.

Please join us for our Open House on Thursday, October 14th from 10am-7pm, for “live” virtual panels as well as pre-recorded content.‚Äč See here for our schedule.

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Student Activities Fee

Each student will be billed for a Graduate School student activities fee, a University student senate fee, a University consolidated services fee and a technology fee. These fees are not refundable.

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