University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Linguistics
Description The Department of Linguistics offers graduate programs in linguistics leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The Department maintains extensive laboratory and computer facilities for a wide range of research in experimental phonetics and phonology; psycholinguistics and quantitative linguistics; corpus linguistics; cognitive linguistics; acquisition and bilingualism; field linguistics and language documentation; typology and language variation. The PhD program in our Department requires the completion of 18 credits (6 courses) of coursework, selected by students in conjunction with their Supervisor, plus two additional courses (LING 693 and LING 694) leading up to Doctoral Candidacy. Doctoral Candidacy is the second stage of the PhD programme, and involves the writing of two Generals Papers and a Prospectus (the Candidacy Portfolio), and the completion of an Oral Doctoral Candidacy Examination. The final stage in the degree is the writing and defence of a Doctoral Dissertation.
Website: Linguistics at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
A sample of academic writing (a short report or paper) and transcripts are also 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: July 18, 2015