Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Master’s MA LING Fall* May 14, 2024
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023  (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Elliott Moreton (
Graduate Coordinator Patrick Evans (
Address Department of Linguistics
CB# 3155, Smith Building
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-1192
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

Writing Sample – a class paper or other sample of your academic writing

For full consideration for financial aid, please submit your application by December 12, 2023.  Applications received after that date are considered on a rolling basis.  Please note that the later an application is received, the more likely it will be that the class will already be full.

For the MA-PhD dual-degree program in Hispanic Linguistics, applications must be received by December 12, 2023.  Applicants for this program must submit two applications (one to the Linguistics MA and one to the Romance Studies PhD) and pay two application fees.  Please be sure to answer “Yes” on both applications when asked if you are applying to a dual-degree program.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the department is admission for other semesters than Fall considered.