Graduate Programs

The Department of Linguistics offers several graduate degrees, both at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. 

Georgetown graduate students are provided with a foundational knowledge in all areas of linguistics. They develop a primary research expertise in their chosen concentration, but are encouraged to cultivate secondary competences in other concentrations as well. 

Along with Georgetown Linguistics faculty, students frequently present their research at conferences, including American Association for Anthropology, the American Association for Applied Linguistics, New Ways of Analyzing Variation, the North East Linguistics Society, and the Linguistic Society of America. They publish in such journals as Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Annals, Journal of Phonetics, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Language, Language in Society, Language Variation and Change, Linguistics and Philosophy, Narrative Inquiry, Natural Language Semantics, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and TESOL Quarterly. 

Georgetown graduates are well-rounded linguists and are very competitive in both academic and non-academic job markets. Nearly half of our students come from outside the United States, contributing to a culture of linguistic and cultural diversity which enriches the Department’s intellectual and social life. Georgetown Linguistics alumni can be found all around the country and around the world in positions of leadership and responsibility, in academia, government, not-for-profit organizations, and corporations.

To learn more about the graduate programs in our Department, please browse the menu in the sidebar to the left.