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Language and Linguistics: Sample of Possible Occupations


Graduate study

Graduates of the language and linguistics undergraduate program have a strong, long-standing record of continuing on to Ph.D. work in the top graduate programs in linguistics. Recent graduates are Ph.D. students at the following universities:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The University of Maryland
  • The University of Michigan
  • New York University
  • Ohio State University
  • Rutgers University

In addition, prominent linguists with Brandeis bachelor’s degrees in linguistics are members of the faculty at the following:

  • University of California at Santa Cruz
  • University of Southern California
  • Hebrew University
  • Cornell University
  • Carleton University, Canada
  • Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Diverse career fields

Graduates of the program also commonly go on to careers in areas such as speech pathology, computational linguistics and natural language processing, teaching (including TESOL) and law. Speech pathology has been an especially popular choice for our graduates in recent years, with alumni currently enrolled in or having recently graduated from master's degree programs at:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions
  • Sargent College at Boston University
  • Northeastern University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University

Additional specialities and occupations include:

Archivist
Teacher
Translator
Interpreter
Linguist
Diplomat
Writer/Editor
Producer
Proofreader
Curator
Language Annotator
Language Documentation
Cultural Preservation
Language Specialist
Literary Agent
Story Editor
Speech and Language Pathologist
Lexicographer
Computational Linguist
Linguistic Anthropologist (in non-profit or government)
Foreign Correspondent
Standardized testing development and assessment
Book Critic
Lobbyist


1 Select occupations from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development

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