Michigan State University’s linguistics program is ranked among the top places in the field for study, research and employment by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a leading provider of services, analytics and insight to the global higher education sector.
The linguistics program offers B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees and two minors. It is housed inside the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures (formerly the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages), which is an interdisciplinary department, with 66 faculty and about 1,200 students, that focuses on linguistics, language learning and teaching and cultural studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Yen-Hwei Lin, professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures, said the 2021 QS World University Rankings on Linguistics reflect the program’s evolving reputation as a disciplinary stronghold. MSU’s linguistics program made the list of top 50 worldwide for the first time, placing 47th among 303 ranked global institutions. Domestically, the program secured the 19th spot of U.S. universities. QS has surveyed and assessed linguistics programs at United States and global universities since 2018.
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