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Information for Prospective Students
The Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington offers programs of study for graduate students leading to the degree of PhD in Linguistics. The program is administered by the faculty of the Department of Linguistics.

Students not interested in a degree can earn limited graduate credit in linguistics by applying for nonmatriculated or graduate nonmatriculated status. Graduate nonmatriculated admission is handled by the Educational Outreach office. A downloadable/printable version of the graduate nonmatriculated application in PDF format is also available on-line. If the student later chooses to become a matriculated student, he or she may petition to have twelve graduate nonmatriculated credits (3-4 courses) applied to a graduate degree.

The major interests of the core faculty of the Linguistics Department lie in syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics, phonetics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, and in theoretical aspects of second language acquisition. Graduate students working in these areas will therefore be best served and feel most at home in the department. Please note that the department does not have a program in language pedagogy or applied linguistics. The MA-TESL degree is administered through the Department of English.

Degrees Offered and
Degree Requirements
Financial Aid and

Professional Master's in Computational Linguistics
For the Professional Master's in Computational Linguistics, please visit this website for more information.

Special Resources and Facilities
Some of the special resources and facilities at the University of Washington include:
the Language Learning Center, the Middle East Resource Center, and the Speech and Hearing Sciences Laboratory.

Some of the languages taught at the University of Washington are:

Akkadian, Azerbaijani, Classical Arabic, Aramaic, Braj, Bulgarian, Classical and Modern Chinese, Coptic, Cornish (by special arrangement), Czech, Danish, Old English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Middle High German, Modern German, Old High German, Gothic, Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Hindi, Old Icelandic, Krio, Old Irish (by special arrangement), Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Manchu, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, West Norse, Norwegian, Pali, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Provencal, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhala, Old Church Slavonic/Slavic, Old Saxon, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Tatar, Thai, Telugu, Tibetan, Middle Turkic, Old Turkic, Turkmen, Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Ugaritic, Old Uighur, Uighur, Ukranian, Uzbek, Vedic.

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