MS Computational Linguistics, Brandeis

Posted: May 6, 2020

As the Director of Graduate Studies for the Computational Linguistics MS program at Brandeis University, I would like to share with you a special opportunity to apply to enter our Master’s program in fall 2020. We are accepting applications through May 31st, and are looking for a group of talented, diverse students to be included in our cohort. To help you decide whether our program would be a good fit, I’d like to share the following information with you:

What is Computational Linguistics?
Computational linguistics is a growing field that is involved in areas including artificial intelligence, speech recognition and synthesis, machine translation, and big data. The Brandeis Computational Linguistics MS program is a specialized degree offered by the Computer Science Department. It’s a two year degree that is programming-intensive, and includes a number of background, core and elective courses in computational linguistics/natural language processing, as well as an exit requirement (a master’s thesis, internship, or capstone project). Graduating students have access to a broad alumni network, and have an excellent placement rate at companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Adobe, IBM, Partners Healthcare, Athena Health, QPID Health, and more – as well as in PhD programs. You can learn more about our program here:

We are looking for students who have:

  • Grades in the A and B range
  • Strong interest in languages (no prior linguistics coursework or knowledge of individual foreign languages is required)
  • Strong interest in computer programming and quantitatively-oriented work (prior programming and mathematics coursework is helpful, but not required)

Application Information:

  • Application Deadline: May 31st, on a space-available basis (applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible)
  • Enter the code CL2020 to have your application fee waived by following these instructions.
  • Required Materials: personal statement, transcript, resume, 2 letters of recommendation. Here is the application page.
  • Note: Students are generally required to submit GRE scores, but please let us know if you are unable to schedule the GRE, including due to the COVID-19 situation; we may be able to waive the requirement for students with strong coursework in computer science and/or mathematics.

If you have any questions about the program or would like to learn more, please email: and

Lotus Goldberg
Brandeis University
BA Program in Linguistics (Undergraduate Advising Head)
MS Program in Computational Linguistics (Director of Graduate Studies)