In light of the Covid-19 situation,  all UC Davis Fall 2020 courses will move to virtual instruction.  As a result, 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.

Handbook and Other Guides

Download and read these important materials prepared for students in the Department of Linguistics graduate program.

Linguistics Grad Handbook

The Linguistics Graduate Student Handbook outlines curriculum and student performance expectations in the UC Davis Department of Linguistics doctoral program.
The handbook is intended to guide students through the program. It lists the work that students must complete, discusses supervision and advising, defines progress milestones, explains the dissertation process, presents an overview about financial aid, describes other aspects of the program, and identifies departmental and campus resources.

Career guide

The Department of Linguistics has prepared a career guide to help advanced-degree candidates prepare for career positions. Titled Linguistics Careers: A Guide to Locating and Applying for Linguistics Jobs in both the Academic and Private Sectors, it includes overviews about academic and non-academic jobs, components of academic job applications, CV writing resources, letters of recommendation, job interviews, non-academic career positions for advanced linguistics degree holders, and more.

Ph.D. Road Map

Read Julia Menard-Warwick's Road Map to Completing the Ph.D., which describes the steps that students should take and recommends resources that students should consult in the various phases in pursuit of a doctoral degree: preparation for the qualifying exam; taking the examination; advancing to candidacy; and writing your dissertation.