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MS in Computational Linguistics

The Master of Science in Computational Linguistics (CL) is the first master’s program of its kind in New Jersey. It draws on coursework from both Linguistics and Computer Science to prepare students for high-paying jobs in this growing field. Computational linguists work in a variety of industries, including technology, marketing, accounting and consulting firms.

CL is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the statistical and rule-based modeling of natural language from a computational perspective as well as the study of computational approaches to linguistic questions. Computational linguists work for high tech companies, creating and testing models for improving or developing new software in areas such as speech recognition, grammar checking, dictionary developing and more. They also work in research groups at universities and government research labs.

Notable companies that regularly employ computational linguists include Amazon, Apple, Audible, Facebook, Google, Grammarly, IBM, Intel, Lingsoft, Lionbridge, Microsoft, Nuance, Oracle, as well as many smaller companies in the region.

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