MSc Cognitive Science of Language

McMaster University, Canada

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About Programme

The program has a strong research orientation and has expertise in several areas of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Neurolinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics and Psycholinguistics.

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: September
  • Language: English


  • Duration: 24 months
  • Fee national: $12,769
  • Fee international: $27,211

Based in the Department of Linguistics and Languages, the graduate program (MSc; PhD) in the Cognitive Science of Language is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. The faculty affiliated with the program conducts research and offers graduate courses and student supervision in the areas of the Cognitive Science of Language:

  • Theoretical
  • Experimental (Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics)
  • Computational
  • Applied (Clinical linguistics, Sociolinguistics)

Linguistic research of our faculty spans over languages as diverse as Aramaic, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean and Serbian. There is also a research focus on languages and myths of Caucasus, including Abkhaz, Ubykh and Kabarda (Dr. Colarusso). Finally, several languages are taught at the Department: Chinese, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be eligible for admission if they hold a four-year Honours undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines, and fulfill McMaster’s School of Graduate Studies general requirements ( Linguistics; Psychology, Neuroscience; Speech Sciences; Health Sciences; Communication Studies; Multimedia; Computer Science; and Engineering. Some applicants may require additional courses in core areas (e.g., linguistics or psychology) in order to be eligible for admission. Each application will be evaluated on an individual basis.

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