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Linguistics at South Carolina

Linguistics is the scientific study of language in all its aspects, including biological, cognitive, developmental, educational, historical and sociocultural.

Graduate Degrees

The dual emphasis on the theoretical and applied aspects of linguistics is one of the major strengths of the Linguistics Program, and the great variety of research conducted by our faculty and graduate students is a reflection of the intellectual diversity that characterizes the program. You may choose the Master of Arts in Linguistics that provides students with the broadest possible background in linguistics or the specialized Ph.D. program. The teaching certificate program prepares future teachers of English as a second or foreign language to apply their skills in settings around the world.

M  M.A. in Linguistics

Graduate Director: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva, 803-777-8312, tassevak@mailbox.sc.edu
Program Contact: Barbara Wachob, 803-777-0473, wachob@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

D  Ph.D. in Linguistics

Graduate Director: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva, 803-777-8312, tassevak@mailbox.sc.edu
Program Contact: Barbara Wachob, 803-777-0473, wachob@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

C  Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Graduate Director: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva, 803-777-8312, tassevak@mailbox.sc.edu
Program Contact: Barbara Wachob, 803-777-0473, wachob@mailbox.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.