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PDF: Linguistics PhD Programs – Links to  Theoretical & Applied Programs 2010 UPDATE

My name is Zachary Brooks. As a graduate student in Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the creator of, I wanted to keep track of the things I was learning and share those with others. That’s why I started I am now a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona.

Having done some fairly intense research on PhD programs in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, I thought I would start by sharing what I learned about linguistics programs. Rebecca Starr, now a PhD student at Stanford Linguistics, wrote a handbook about graduate programs in linguistics in 2003 while completing her undergraduate degree in linguistics at Harvard. At the time, she wrote it with Harvard students in mind. Fast-forward seven years, and I faced the same problem that Rebecca Starr faced; A paucity of information on PhD programs in linguistics. Fortunately, I came across Starr’s handbook while I was putting together a review of the PhD Linguistics Programs. Since I had done a broader investigation of PhD Linguistics programs, I approached Rebecca Starr about using her handbook as a template for a new handbook. She agreed.

The utilitarian title for the handbook is Linguistics PhD Programs – Application and Review.

What you will find  is much of the format and content that Rebecca initially created. What I have added consists of a greatly expanded coverage of PhD Linguistics Programs in Theoretical Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. I have also modified the wording to reflect the new audience. Anyone who is interested in exploring the possibility of completing a PhD in Linguistics is invited to review and make comments. This is a modified version of the .pdf form divided into six (6) sections.

  1. Introduction
  2. Where Should I Apply?
  3. Linguistic Programs
  4. Before the Application
  5. The Application
  6. After the Application

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January 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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  1. Howdy! I just wish to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you will have here on this post. I can be coming again to your blog for more soon.


    February 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

  2. This has already been a huge help to me as well! Thanks for collecting all of this information.

    ken tos

    June 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

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