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University of South Carolina

Linguistics Program

Columbia, SC

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Overview

University of South Carolina / Linguistics Program is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

65
Applied
37
Accepted
57%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

28
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 3.57%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 14.29%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 11
Male (11)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, syntax, historical linguistics and phonology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
60,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Kurt Goblirsch
Phone: 803-777-7000

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