Degree: Master of Arts in Linguistics
The Master of Arts program in Linguistics is designed to be able to be completed in two years, although many students take longer to finish. The program must be completed within five years. The degree consists of 42 credits in the following manner:
All students must complete six (6) core courses, for a total of eighteen (18) credits. Click here for further details
Students will select electives appropriate to their program of study in consultation with their program advisor. (Click here for further details)
Students who choose the Thesis option (Plan A2) must choose four (4) elective courses, for a total of twelve (12) credits.
Students who choose the Independent Study option (Plan B) must select six (6) elective courses, for a total of eighteen (18) credits.
Both Thesis (Plan A2) students and Independent Study (Plan B) students must take elective courses from the following:
a) At least one (1) three-credit course from any Group 1 (general electives)
b) At least one (1) three-credit course from any Group 2 (advanced electives)
c) From any Group 1 and/or Group 2 and/or any graduate level course offered by an accredited Payap University graduate program with the approval of the Linguistics Department administration.
Thesis or Independent study:
To fulfill the graduation requirements, students must write a Thesis (Plan A2), or an Independent Study paper (Plan B).
Students who choose Plan A2 will write and defend a Thesis for a total of twelve (12) credits.
Students who choose Plan B will write and defend an Independent Study paper for a total of six (6) credits. Students who choose this option must first take a comprehensive examination. (Click here for further details)