Following UC Davis campus COVID protocols, all instruction for Summer Session 2021 will be remote.  In-person instruction will return for Fall Quarter 2021.  The department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions until further notice.  At this time, the preferred method of contact for departmental staff members is e-mail; please visit our administrative staff contact page for further information.

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The graduate program in linguistics at UC Davis emphasizes rigorous preparation in theory and research methodologies as the basis of sound scholarship.

Graduate Programs

Graduate students may earn a doctoral degree as well as a master's degree through the UC Davis Department of Linguistics, which offers exceptional choices among areas of concentration and interaction with faculty from a broad range of academic disciplines.

Financial Support

Financial aid is available to graduate students through several means, including employment, fellowships, scholarships, awards and loans.

Student Resources

The Department of Linguistics offers numerous advising and student support resources for graduate students.


Applications for the Department of Linguistics doctoral and master's degree programs are accepted from September until December 15.

Doctoral Alumni and Placements

The Department of Linguistics Graduate Program has an enviable record of graduate job placements.