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The two-year Master of Science program in Computational Linguistics is designed for outstanding students with an undergraduate degree in linguistics, computer science, the study of language, or a related field. This interdisciplinary MS provides a solid foundation for professional work in the field or pursuit of a PhD in computational or theoretical linguistics. Visit our department’s prospective students page for more information. Application information can be found below.

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Application Deadlines

Master’s: Priority deadline is January 15. Applications will be considered after this date on a space-available basis, but no later than April 1.

Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's Program: Current Brandeis undergraduates should apply for the Bachelor's/Master's program during their sixth semester at Brandeis.

Application Requirements

As much as possible, your application materials should demonstrate your quantitative and programming ability.  We frequently accept students with academic backgrounds outside of computer science or math. To be competitive candidates for admission, we strongly recommend that such students take at least one programming and possibly a discrete math course as early as possible before beginning the program. Full details of our recommendations, including on selecting such courses, can be found in our FAQ for prospective students.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.