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Educational Linguistics Program


Welcome to the Educational Linguistics Program

Welcome to doctoral studies in Educational Linguistics at the University of New Mexico! This website is designed to help you understand and successfully complete the steps necessary to finish the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Educational Linguistics at UNM. It will acquaint you with the resources available to you in the Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) in the College of Education, in the Department of Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS), as well as the requirements set by the Educational Linguistics program and OGS.

Policies and procedures for obtaining a doctoral degree are laid out here in general form. You should regularly consult your faculty advisor, your committee on studies, and/or the program coordinator for assistance. It is up to you to be sure that you complete all steps toward the awarding of your degree in a timely and appropriate manner.

In addition to this website, you should carefully review the University of New Mexico Catalog. You are responsible for completing the requirements of the catalog under which you were admitted to the graduate program. Catalogs are usually provided free of charge when you attend the graduate student orientation offered at the beginning of each academic year; they are also available in pdf format on the UNM web site (http://catalog.unm.edu/)  or for purchase from the UNM Bookstore. Pathfinder, UNM’s student handbook and calendar, is the source of much crucial information on rights and responsibilities, sexual harassment, grievance procedures, student standards, and other policies and regulations.

This website reproduces some of the most important information from the UNM Catalog. Please be aware that university and department requirements and procedures may be revised at any time due to unforeseen circumstances, though it is unlikely that any changes instituted after you are accepted will have a significant impact on your program of studies.

The LLSS Department administers the Educational Linguistics Program and we ask that you keep the LLSS Department informed of your progress toward the degree on a timely basis. In particular, please keep in mind that all forms and documentation required by OGS must be processed through the program coordinator and the LLSS Department administrator.

We wish you all the best as you begin your program here. If there is any way that the program can assist you further, please do not hesitate to ask.