Graduate & Professional Study

Graduate & professional study

When applying to graduate or professional schools, you'll need letters of recommendation from faculty members who are familiar with your work. Make a practice of attending office hours early in your academic career to get to know your professors and discuss your options for advanced study in the field.

A major in Linguistics will also prepare you for entry into graduate programs in a wide variety of fields, such as computational linguistics, applied linguistics, speech and hearing sciences, human-computer interaction, social work, international development, public policy, and telecommunications.

With careful planning and in consultation with the Health Professions and Prelaw Center, you could also prepare to enter law school, medical school, or other programs in the health professions, including nursing or public health administration.

Students who pursue graduate studies in Linguistics have gone into careers in academia, the high-tech industry, government, and non-profit organizations. Examples of graduate programs offered at IU include:

  • Linguistics (M.A. and Ph.D.)
  • Computational Linguistics (M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. with concentration)
  • African Languages and Linguistics (Ph.D. with concentration)
  • TESOL and Applied Linguistics (certificate and M.A.)
  • Second Language Studies (M.A. and Ph.D.)