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What is CLS?

The Center for Language Sciences is an umbrella organization at the University of Rochester that brings together faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who conduct research on any aspect of human language, as a vehicle for active interdisciplinary work. The CLS fosters research and activities that reach across a very broad group of disciplines. Some of its primary disciplines are Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Music Theory, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Engineering, and Philosophy, covering a wide research focus and range of interests. It's strength is in its diversity, its breath and the quality of our connections, collaborations and research. The CLS has been in existence for over 20 years; it is a continually evolving organization with a history of serving as a platform for training students and postdocs in interdisciplinary research and enhancing collaborations among members.

Greg Carlson  Director, Center for Language Sciences

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Opportunities for Graduate Students

Graduate degrees at the Masters and PhD levels are available through individual departments. The CLS serves as a platform to support interdepartmental PhD degrees that focus on interdisciplinary work and training. These interdepartmental degrees have primary department, where a student is admitted and affiliated, and secondary department in another CLS related field. 

Learn more about Doctoral and Masters programs in the departments associated with the CLS.