University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5


Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Linguistics
Description Linguistics is a discipline that explores the structure of language, its role in human activity, and its relationship to the biological and psychological human organism. It is considered one of the humanities because it focuses on the relationship between human beings and language, but it is also an exact science because of its systematic explanation of the facts of language and its use of experimental methodology. The Department of Linguistics offers graduate programs leading to the degree of PhD in linguistics. It is possible, through the selection of relevant courses, to specialize in a variety of areas of linguistic research. These include the following: theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and sociolinguistics. Detailed information about the programs, for instance, the research areas of professors, course descriptions, and student advising arrangements is provided in the department's student handbook.
Website: Linguistics at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92-93]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Two letters of reference; written work (10-15 pages) - a sample of written work which, in your opinion, gives an accurate indication of your academic background; a one-page "Letter of Intent" focusing on the reasons behind your decision to pursue graduate work in linguistics, your research interests and the reasons why you are specifically interested in the University of Ottawa; a list of the core readings which were assigned for each course in linguistics which appears on your transcript(s); and official transcripts of all previous universities attended are required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 17, 2018