The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors this Ph.D. program in Spanish linguistics. Candidates take courses including applied linguistics, history/dialectology, and syntax and semantics.
Georgetown University has a longstanding tradition of excellence in the study of foreign languages.
The university’s Faculty of Languages and Linguistics is among the leaders in the field. Georgetown has seven modern foreign language departments and three additional departments dedicated to English, classics, and linguistics. Faculty research spans a diverse range of topics, including cross-cultural communication, phonetics, foreign language learning, and comparative literature. Through these departments, the university offers numerous academic programs that encourage language proficiency and provide students with opportunities for cultural immersion abroad. All of Georgetown’s programs are tied together by the common goal of serving the global community and fostering intercultural dialogue and understanding.