Master's Degrees

Master's students.

Master's students, working in a study space in one of the libraries on campus

The overall mission of our traditional linguistics MA program is to provide students with a stronger background in linguistics to help them find more fulfilling jobs in industries employing language specialists, or in teaching positions where a strong linguistic background is an asset but a PhD is not required. Additionally, because linguistics is not necessarily available as an undergraduate degree in many colleges and universities, the MA program serves students who are interested in the discipline but would like to improve their background in the field before applying to PhD programs.

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Jurgen Bohnemeyer.

J├╝rgen Bohnemeyer

Director of Graduate Studies; Professor

Specialties: Semantic typology, Conceptual and Formal Semantics, the Syntax-Semantics Interface, the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface, Linguistic Anthropology, Mesoamerican Languages

642 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0127


Professor and Chair, Jeff Good.

Jeff Good

Department Chair; Professor

Specialties: Morphosyntactic typology, Niger-Congo languages, Language documentation

613 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0126