PhD in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies

The School of Linguistics and Language Studies offers a program of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies. This program comprises two fields:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Discourse Studies

The Carleton program is unique in North America because in other universities these areas are typically housed in different departments or faculties. The innovative combination of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies offers our doctoral students distinctive research areas and gives them a range of exciting professional opportunities upon graduation. The program addresses both theoretical and practical language-related issues and emphasizes hands-on research involving close collaboration with faculty members and other graduate students. Ideal candidates will have exceptional academic writing skills as evidenced by a strong Master’s thesis, an outstanding research essay, a published academic work of high quality, or the equivalent. * Please note: Funding for international students will be very limited.

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