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Master (MA) in Linguistics Academic and Career Paths

The program prepares students to continue on for a PhD in theoretical or applied linguistics (e.g., the new Hofstra University-Aston University collaborative PhD program in Forensic Linguistics) or a related field, or for public or private sector employment in the U.S. and internationally in careers relating to or associated with language, law, law enforcement, and the forensic sciences.

Graduates of the program are able to pursue employment in organizations that seek professionals with research and linguistic skills and in any field in which people work with language, including government and academic institutions, business, industry, and communications.

The program combines a broad-based academic experience with applied workshops and internship opportunities so that, upon graduation, students are prepared to bring to their workplace an array of skills and experiences in the analysis of language in legal and other real-world settings.