Montclair State launches first-ever grad program in computational linguistics in N.J.

Montclair State University has launched the first graduate-level program in computational linguistics in New Jersey, a master’s degree program that merges language and technology.

The university has also introduced a graduate program in social research and analysis.

Both master’s degree programs will begin in fall 2019, the university said.

“Montclair State University’s newest academic offerings further strengthen the institution’s commitment to preparing New Jersey’s future workforce for 21st-century careers,” Willard Gingerich, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Students will now have new, exciting pathways to future-ready professions, and the credentials necessary to achieve success in an ever-changing economy.”

The MS in Computational Linguistics is a two-year, 32-credit program that will provide students interdisciplinary training in computer science and linguistics needed to help machines process human language and help them understand language through computer models.

The MA in Social Research and Analysis is a 30-credit program that will provide students skills needed to help industry, government and communities devise data-driven, evidence-based solutions. Students will be prepared for careers in social science research, social policy analysis, data analysis, market research, community relations and government affairs.