Curriculum

Curriculum

Degree: Master of Arts in Linguistics

The Master of Arts program in Linguistics is designed to be able to be completed in three years, although a few students take longer to finish. The program must be completed within five years. The degree consists of 39 credits in the following manner:

Core courses:

All students must complete four (4) core courses, for a minimum total of twelve (12) credits. Click here for core courses

Elective courses:

      • Students should select electives appropriate to their program of study in consultation with their program advisor. (Click here for electives)

      • Students who choose the Thesis option (Plan A2) must choose five (5) elective courses, for a total of fifteen (15) credits.

      • Students who choose the Independent Study option (Plan B) must select seven (7) elective courses, for a total of twenty-one (21) credits.

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 fifteen (15) credits.

      • Students who choose Plan B will write and defend an Independent Study paper for a total of twenty-one (21) credits. Students who choose this option must first take a comprehensive examination.