The University of Pennsylvania encourages PhD applications for those interested in the interdisciplinary scientific study of language and communication.
Information on the PhD Certificate program in Language and Communication Sciences (LCS) can be found by clicking here.
LCS is an interdisciplinary graduate training program available to any student interested in language and communication who is already accepted to a PhD program at Penn (including especially the PhD programs of Computer and Information Sciences, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Psychology). Information about applying to these PhD programs can be found at each department’s website.
The LCS program is designed to supplement a student’s training in their core discipline. It ensures that the student’s experience at Penn includes making the most of its vibrant language research community. Penn has one of the best interdisciplinary language groups in the world and there are many opportunities to interact and collaborate across the Penn departments through LCS.