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Students gain advanced knowledge of structural/theoretical linguistics; second language acquisition and development; bilingualism and multilingualism; and formal and descriptive linguistics. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in linguistics or demonstrated ability to teach English to speakers of another language.


Program Address

462 Kerr Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-3464
(530) 752-8666

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • Linguistics
  • 10/01/2017
  • Vice Chair
  • Linguistics
  • 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2021

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Linguistics
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Linguistics
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Linguistics
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2020

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies