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Combined B.A./M.A. in Computational Linguistics

Combined B.A./M.A. in Computational Linguistics

Brandeis University

Brandeis University, Waltham, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
The five-year BA/MA or BS/MA degree program in Computational Linguistics is designed for outstanding undergraduate students who will have completed all requirements for the undergraduate BA or BS degree within four years at Brandeis, with a major preferably in either Language and Linguistics or Computer Science. Eligibility for the program is normally limited to students who have maintained a minimum 3.500 GPA in all linguistics and computer science courses taken. Students complete the MA in Computational Linguistics by taking computational linguistics courses in the senior (fourth) year and in one additional (fifth) year of study. The MA degree provides a solid foundation for professional work in the field of computational linguistics or for additional graduate study in computational linguistics and theoretical linguistics. An application should be submitted no later than May 1 of the student's junior year. Program of Study Students admitted to the program must fulfill the following requirements, in addition to completing their undergraduate degree: a schedule of course work designed in conjunction with and approved by the director of graduate studies consisting of nine courses, which includes: four to five core courses, three to four electives, and either an internship in computational linguistics or a master's thesis. The specific course work will vary according to the student’s background in computer science and/or linguistics; however all students will be required to complete LING 131a, COSI 114b, and COSI 134a. Depending on the student's preparation for the program, additional courses beyond the nine may be required.