M.A. in Linguistics

SJSU's M.A. in Linguistics is suspended as of Fall 2023. The following information is for currently matriculated students finishing.

The M.A. in Linguistics program provides students with an interdisciplinary education in the scientific study of language. Courses in general and computational linguistics serve students interested in cognitive linguistics, speech synthesis, machine speech recognition and language, and language variation and change. Upon graduation, graduates in linguistics offer a set of highly specialized skills to computer companies working in speech technology and artificial intelligence, and many pursue careers with companies specializing in these areas. A small but significant number of linguistics graduates enter Ph.D. programs for more advanced study. Other graduates pursue teaching careers in language and linguistics in domestic and overseas institutions. The department offers class scheduling to accommodate the needs of working students and small classes that promote faculty-student collaboration.

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Contact the main office or make an appointment with Dr. Roula Svorou.

Requirements for the M.A.

Requirements for the M.A. in Linguistics include those established by the department. For information concerning university requirements, see the Academic Requirements section of the catalog.

More Information on the M.A. in Linguistics

For more information, please contact Dr. Julia Swan.

Julia SwanDr. Julia Swan
Assistant Professor