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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan, founded in 1963, has 15 research faculty, 11 adjunct faculty, over 30 Ph.D. students, and more than 100 undergraduate concentrators. The doctoral program provides broad training in linguistics as both a cognitive and a social science. Students formulate and test theories of linguistic knowledge, variation, and use by drawing on observational, experimental, and computational methods. In the 60-year history of Linguistics at U-M, roughly 300 Ph.D.'s in Linguistics have been awarded.

Graduate student life is enriched by our Linguistics Graduate Student Organization (GLaM) and regular events such as department colloquia and research group meetings.