Admission Requirements for the Graduate Program

In order to be competitive for admission as a classified student to the MA programs in Linguistics at San Diego State University, applicants must meet the criteria below. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA and/or test scores may be considered for conditional admission. (Note: In order to be considered for admission, including conditional admission, we must receive a complete application including GRE scores.)

  1. Obtain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 units of coursework taken.

  2. Take the GRE and receive the minimum score in each section:

    Verbal: 153                 Quantitative: 144                    Analytical Writing: 4.0

  3. (For applicants needing to demonstrate English language proficiency) Take either the TOEFL iBT (internet based test) or the IELTS test and receive the minimum score below:

    TOEFL iBT: 90            IELTS: 7.0

  4. (Preferred but not required) Major or minor in Linguistics or a related area.

How to Apply

The Department of Linguistics strongly encourages applicants to submit a complete application, including letters of recommendation, by February 15, 2018 (earlier than the deadlines set by the university).

To learn more about the application process or to begin your application, click the Apply button below.

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Contact Informatiom

Yasmine Panahi
Graduate Coordinator

Prof. Gregory D. Keating
Graduate Advisor