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.

Thesis Option

Four elective courses 16
LING 425Intro to Psycholinguistics4
LING 450Sociolinguistics I4
LING 501Syntax I4
LING 502Phonology I4
LING 541Syntax II4
or LING 542 Phonology II
Select one of the following:4
Formal Semantics I
LING 509
Pragmatics
LING 590Special Topics in Linguistics (4 max applied toward degree)4
Language Requirement: Students must have proficiency in one language (other than their native tongue) that has a significant body of linguistic literature
LING 599Thesis Research (4 min applied toward degree)4
Total Hours44

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Writing of an acceptable M.A. thesis is required.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 20
Minimum GPA: 3.0
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For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate programs and the Graduate College Handbook

Non-Thesis Option

Four elective courses (Non-thesis students may apply LING 590 to this requirement, to a maximum of 4 hours.)16
LING 425Intro to Psycholinguistics4
LING 450Sociolinguistics I4
LING 501Syntax I4
LING 502Phonology I4
LING 541Syntax II4
or LING 542 Phonology II
Select one of the following:4
Formal Semantics I
LING 509
Pragmatics
LING 590Special Topics in Linguistics (4 max applied toward degree)4
Language Requirement: Students must have proficiency in one language (other than their native tongue) that has a significant body of linguistic literature
Total Hours40

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 16
M.A. Qualifying Examination
Minimum GPA: 3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate programs and the Graduate College Handbook