The master degree program (MS) in computational linguistics is an intensive two-year program that prepares you for mastery in the field, whether you want to work in industry or pursue your PhD. The computational linguistics training at Brandeis enables both initial success and satisfying long term careers in this burgeoning field. The first year curriculum is tailored to the level of the students entering the program.
The Master of Science Program in Computational Linguistics is a specialized degree offered by the Department of Computer Science. We offer an accessible, intensive two-year curriculum for students who have a linguistics, language, computer science, mathematics, or science background, as well as students without prior study of computer science or linguistics. Along with the two-year master's program for students entering with a bachelor's degree, we also offer a five-year combined bachelor's/master's program for Brandeis undergraduates studying computer science or linguistics.
The Brandeis undergraduate linguistics program focuses on theoretical generative linguistics. It offers both a major and minor, with core courses on phonological theory, syntactic theory, formal semantics, and formal pragmatics, as well as a range of electives. The two-year master's degree program in computational linguistics is designed for outstanding students, preferably with an undergraduate degree in linguistics, computer science or the study of language.