48 months
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62570 USD/year
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About

The Linguistics major from Columbia University acquaints students with a number of subfields, all of which are crucial to understanding what modern linguistic analysis is about, and fosters interdisciplinary inquiry as well. 

Overview

About the programme

In any discussion of linguistics, in popular or academic contexts, the first question is always, what is linguistics, after all?  This is remarkable. Language informs most of our mental and cultural activity, and linguistics is the just study of language.  

Students in the Linguistics major from Columbia University will learn: 

  • the basics of grammatical analysis in terms of sounds and sentence structure 
  • how languages change over time 
  • the mechanics of how languages express meaning and implication 
  • the details and nuances of how language is used in social space 
  • the ways and extent to which the world's 7000 languages differ from one another 
  • the relationship between language and cognition writ large 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics and Phonology 
  • Syntax
  • Language History 
  • Advanced Grammar and Grammars  

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Autobiographical information
  • Lists and descriptions of a student’s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities
  • Personal essay
  • An official high school transcript from all high schools attended
  • One high school counselor’s recommendation and school profile
  • The completed Mid-Year Report
  • SAT or ACT
  • Applicants may self-report their scores
  • English proficiency examination score (if necessary)
  • These recommendations must come from teachers who taught you in academic disciplines
  • For engineering applicants, one must come from a math or science teacher

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31285 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    62570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31285 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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