PhD Program, UTA

Posted: January 22, 2019

The Department of Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is currently accepting applications for our PhD program. All candidates for this program are considered for a Dean’s Doctoral Assistantship from the College of Liberal Arts. This assistantship provides a $15,300 yearly stipend, 85% coverage of tuition and fees, and an out-of-state tuition waiver. (Some of these awards are supplemented to provide 100% coverage of tuition and fees.) The award, coupled with lower-than-average costs of living in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, make UTA ideal; we are highly competitive with universities in other major metropolitan centers.

About the program: The Department of Linguistics & TESOL at UTA ( seeks to deepen our understanding of language by examining how it is represented, used, and processed. Our department works toward this goal through research and teaching in theoretical linguistics, focusing on phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and psycholinguistics as well as the interfaces among these domains of inquiry. In order to explore questions in these areas, we use multiple methods, including field methods, corpus-based methods, and experimental research methods, to collect and analyze data from a wide range of the world’s languages, and from both native and non-native speakers of these languages.

Please see the following website for information on the application process:

For more information about the program or about the admissions process, please contact Jeffrey Witzel at