The Graduate Program in Linguistics promotes research and technical and scientific improvement of human resources in Linguistics and related domains.

Active since 1971 (created by the proceeding n. 858/71), it is the university’s second graduate program, has been accredited by the Federal Council of Education – assessment n. 556/76, approved in 12/12/1976, and reaccredited in 1981, assessment n. 141/83. The master’s course was reaccredited in 1993 – assessment n. 610/93. The project for the PhD course in Languages/Linguistics was approved in 1987 – assessment n. 021/CEDE/87, proceeding n. 021084/86.

The program presents a CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) grade of 6 and stands out as one of the country’s best six programs in its field of knowledge. Its strong points include cutting-edge research, social insertion, and excellent qualification conferred to its students. With 423 dissertations, and 98 thesis endorsed until the end of 2011, the program also stands out for the immediate insertion of its alumni in the market. Most of them currently work with education, mainly in federal universities.

With regard to social inclusion, its experience with lifelong learning for teachers, with the Academic Cooperation National Program (Procad), and with the Interinstitutional Masters and Doctorate (Minter and Dinter) projects is highlighted. All post-doctoral students take part in research projects within the program, many with international exchange partnerships in countries such as France, the United States, and others in Latin America.