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Graduate Program

General Information

Important general information for all potential applicants; the goals and focus of our graduate program and how it differs from other kinds of language study


Admission requirements and deadlines; application forms

Checklist for Applicants

A checklist of items required for a complete application file.

Financial Aid

All forms of financial aid that are available to graduate students (fellowships, teaching and research associateships); eligibility, stipends, application information

Program Handbook

The Program Handbook is an online publication that gives more details about our graduate program, including policies about papers and examinations, and timetables for progressing through the program. This supplements the more general Graduate School Handbook.

Graduate School Handbook

The Graduate School Handbook collects in one place the general rules, policies, and guidelines for students and faculty in any graduate program at the Ohio State University. There are rules and policies about matters ranging from the minimum course load for a student with a Graduate Associateship to the formatting specifications for the dissertation.


Graduate courses offered by the Linguistics Department. Courses of interest can also be found in the various language departments, especially Germanic, Slavic, Spanish & Portuguese; in the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, English, and Psychology. There is also a searchable list of courses of interest to linguists on the Buckeye Language Network website.

Specialized Areas of Study

Be sure to explore all the research specializations currently found in Linguistics.

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