Apply to the Computational Linguistics M.A. Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15 for international students
June 1 for domestic students
Apply: SLATE Graduate Admissions
For admission to the M.A. program in Computational Linguistics, the following are normally required:
Bachelor's degree and official transcripts
A bachelor's degree is required. Students must present evidence that such a degree will be awarded by the time they begin graduate work.
Requirements for submitting Official School Transcripts:
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (or its foreign equivalent) on a four-point scale. If you have attended graduate school and obtained a master’s degree, and the GPA is over 3.0, then the GPA of the undergraduate school can be below 3.0 for regular admission.
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation from three former instructors are required. If the applicant already has pertinent work experience, e.g. as part of a software development team, some of these letters can also be from employers who are qualified to comment on the candidate’s qualifications. Your letters of recommendation are generated through SLATE at the time of the application; the recommender can then reply electronically.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Those applying are not required to submit a GRE score.
The writing sample may take one of two forms:
a short paper written for a previous course, ideally related to language, mathematics, or computation, or
a 2-page document describing a completed or ongoing programming project, including a link to an online repository hosting the code
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Non-native speakers of English must have obtained a minimum score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer), or 100 (iBT) on the TOEFL test.
Students must be accepted by both the Department of Linguistics and the Graduate School.
For general information on the admissions process, see the Graduate bulletin.