The study of linguistics at Brandeis has a long and distinguished history, beginning in the late 1960s. Today Brandeis linguistics consists of the undergraduate program in linguistics and the master's degree program in computational linguistics. Brandeis also offers a doctoral degree program in computer science within which students can work on a range of topics in theoretical and applied computational linguistics.
The Brandeis undergraduate linguistics program focuses on theoretical generative linguistics. It offers both a major and minor, with core courses on phonological theory, syntactic theory, formal semantics, and formal pragmatics, as well as a range of electives.
Master's Programs in Computational Linguistics
The two-year master's degree program in computational linguistics is designed for outstanding students, preferably with an undergraduate degree in linguistics, computer science or the study of language. We also offer a five-year combined bachelor's / master's program for Brandeis undergraduate linguistics or computer science students.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science program allows students to study computational linguistics while pursuing their doctoral degree.