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Ph.D. Program

The UC Davis doctoral program in Linguistics comprises a graduate faculty who embody a wide range of expertise and research interests. Students can specialize in general linguistics, second language acquisition and multilingualism, and experimental/quantitative approaches to language research.

Ph.D. Overview and Emphases

The UC Davis doctoral program in linguistics offers a variety of concentrations, serving students interested in theoretical and applied linguistics. Students can opt to complement their instruction with a "designated emphasis".

Ph.D. Requirements

The UC Davis Ph.D. program in linguistics is administered by an interdisciplinary graduate group that includes a diverse array of faculty and encompasses numerous research areas, including language acquisition and development, sociolingistic inquiry, auditory neuroscience, and language structure and theory.

Doctoral Dissertations

Each completed graduate student dissertation on this list reflects the diversity and quality of student scholarly work during recent years in the UC Davis Department of Linguistics.