How to Apply for the Masters Program

The application process contains two parts:
Spring admission deadline: October 15, 2020

Fall admission deadline: June 15, 2020

Part I

The applicant first files an application with the Toulouse Graduate School. For more information go to
Step-by-step instructions for traditional (domestic) applicants are provided here:  

Traditional (domestic) applicants: View checklist in PDF

Step-by-step instructions for international applicants are provided here: For more information, please also visit

International applicants: View checklist in PDF

Part II

After the completion of Part I, each applicant may submit the following supplementary documents to the Department of Linguistics by clicking the button above, or directly to
  • a 300–500 word personal statement describing the applicant's interests, career plans and purpose in working toward an MA;
  • A writing sample (e.g., a research paper, manual, or proposal).
  • three letters of recommendation; and
  • a current vita or resume.



To be eligible for admission to the MA with a major in Linguistics, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate semester credit hours prior to receiving a bachelor's degree or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work. The applicant may also submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for a hollistic review of the application (this is optional). Applicants accepted into the MA with a major in ESL have presented verbal scores ranging from the 50th to the 99th percentile and analytical writing scores ranging from 4.0 to 6.0. Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit a score on the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Competitive scores on the Internet-based TOEFL examination are in the range of 88 and above and on the IELTS 6.5 and above. The department conducts a holistic review of all application materials and does not decline students based solely on a single low test score. 
Departmental Financial support
Beginning full-time students who meet all qualifications may apply for financial assistance from the UNT office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. In addition, beginning and continuing students may apply for financial assistance from the Department of Linguistics. This assistance can be in the form of teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, or research assistantships. The positions are competitive and awarded through an application process. Information regarding departmental assistantships may be requested from the Department of Linguistics chair.
Foreign language requirement
All candidates pursuing a master's degree in linguistics must have a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. As evidence of such foreign language, a student may present the results of a standardized examination or have completed the sophomore year of a foreign language, or the equivalent, provided that the grade point average on all language courses is 2.75 or higher. Students must meet the foreign language requirement before completing their last semester.
Enrollment for the Masters in Linguistics are considered for the Fall and Spring. The deadline for Spring admission is October 15th. The deadline for Fall admission is June 15th.
Applicants for the MA with majors in linguistics should send the following materials directly to the Department of Linguistics:
  1. A 300–500 word personal statement describing the applicant's interests, career plans and purpose in working toward an MA;
  2. A writing sample (e.g., a research paper, manual, or proposal).
  3. Three letters of recommendation; and
  4. A current vita or resume.