Frequently Asked Questions
You cannot be admitted without GRE scores. In making admissions decisions we consider the entire application package, which includes transcripts, personal statement, letters of recommendation, test scores, etc. There is no minimum cutoff for GRE scores.
Apply Yourself will show you the status of your application and indicate which materials have been received. You can log on at any time, using the username and password you established when you submitted the application. All correspondence regarding the application process will be communicated via e-mail. You should regularly check your e-mail for any new notifications from the Graduate Program Coordinator. If you need to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator by phone, you can do so at 631-632-7774.
Once you are admitted, you will receive email instructions for submitting your Affidavit of Support, Financial Documents, Passport Information, or any bank statement documentation. Please do NOT send these documents to the Department of Linguistics. Effective Fall 2012, if original financial documents are submitted they will NOT be returned to the student.
Assistantships, fellowships, and tuition scholarships are normally not available for MA students, although there may be special opportunities for US citizens of African-American, Hispanic, or Native American background. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities for funding from other sources.
Students will typically fulfill this requirement by revising and developing a paper that they have written for one of the courses taken in the program, with feedback from the faculty member to whom the paper was submitted. The student and faculty supervisor together choose an addition faculty member to serve as second reader of the paper.