Study linguistics at Mason. You'll learn to approach language scientifically and transform the way you think about sounds, words, sentences, and meaning.
Through undergraduate and graduate courses, you'll be connected to a research-minded group of linguists—faculty with expertise in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics.
You will have opportunities to put your developing understanding of linguistic theory to practical use. Work on the often-cited Speech Accent Archive, do experimental research in one of our Linguistics Labs, tutor a non-native speaker of English, or do an internship in Mason's English Language Institute.
At all levels, our students learn to connect theory to practice. They graduate with skills in problem solving, logical thinking, and data analysis that can be applied to many fields and careers.