Linguistics, MA

for the degree of Master of Arts in Linguistics


head of department: Hye Suk James Yoon

director of graduate studies: Tania Ionin

director of admissions committee: Rakesh Bhatt

email: deptling@illinois.edu


department website: https://linguistics.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Linguistics Faculty


overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


department office: 4080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-3563


Graduate Degree Programs in Linguistics

(Including African Languages [Bamana, Lingala, Swahili, Wolof, and Zulu], Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Modern Greek, Persian, Sanskrit, and Turkish)

Linguistics, MA

Teaching of English as a Second Language, MA (MATESL)

Linguistics, PhD

Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, PhD

Linguistics: Romance Linguistics, PhD


Admission

Students are not admitted to the MA program directly, as a terminal MA degree is not available.  When Stage I of the doctoral program is completed doctoral students may earn the MA.

for the degree of Master of Arts in Linguistics


The aim of the master's program is to instruct students in the major areas of linguistic theory and the methods of linguistic analysis. Candidates for this degree must earn at least 40 graduate hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) and satisfy other department and Graduate College requirements. 

Students are not admitted to the MA program directly. When Stage I of the doctoral program is completed doctoral students may earn the MA.

Stage I

Core Courses (minimum GPA 3.5 required):20
Select one course each from two of the following four areas, for a total of two courses (8 hours): (a) sociolinguistics; (b) computational linguistics; (c) psycholinguistics/acquisition; (d) second language studies/applied linguistics
Syntax I
Phonology I
Formal Semantics I
One course in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods4
LING 590Special Topics in Linguistics2
LING 504Practicum2
Elective Courses12
Total Hours40

Other Requirements (may overlap)

Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 16
Stage 1 qualifying paper and examination, with a grade of Pass or High Pass
Language Requirement: Students must have proficiency in one language other than their native tongue.
Minimum GPA: 3.0