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Master's Degree in Computational Linguistics

Study the intersection of language and technology and place yourself at the forefront of a dynamic field by earning a Master of Science in Computational Linguistics from the University of Washington.

The powerful connections between text, human speech and computer technology are having a growing impact on society and our everyday lives. In this program, you can explore a discipline that has applications in a wide variety of fields – including business, law and medicine – and incorporates such diverse technologies as predictive text messaging, search engines, speech recognition, machine translation and dialogue systems.

Gain Cutting-Edge Knowledge
and Valuable Work Experience

The UW Master of Science in Computational Linguistics features top faculty and experts in the field. It's one of just a few programs in the country that combines the science of linguistics with the engineering of natural language processing. Graduates emerge with a deep understanding of the discipline and specialized skills that set them apart from graduates of other computational linguistics programs.

Our students also gain hands-on experience in the field through the program's rigorous internships and strong connections to the industry. We have placed interns with some of world's leading companies, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, PARC, SIL, Adapx, VoiceBox Technologies, InQuira and Nuance Communications. Many of these companies have hired our graduates for full-time positions as well. See the Careers page for more details.

Enjoy the Flexibility of Studying in the Classroom or Online – or Both

Our program offers classroom and online learning options, and students can combine the two in a hybrid program. The choice of full-time or part-time course schedules accommodates both the traditional graduate student and the working professional.




September 28, 2016
Classes Begin

March 1, 2017
Application Deadline


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