Linguistics Grad Track (BA/MA Accelerated Program)

The deadline for Spring admission is October 15th. The deadline for Fall admission is June 15th.

Click here for a checklist to help with the application process


The Grad Track program allows undergraduate students to take graduate level courses during their senior year. You will be eligible to take up to 12 hours of graduate level courses that will apply toward your BA core or elective requirements. These courses will also count as fulfilling requirements for the MA, giving you a jump-start on your graduate degree at UNT.


Admission Requirements

1. You must be a current UNT Linguistics major.
2. You must have completed 75 credit hours at the time of application. This will typically be during your junior year.
3. You must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
4. Two letters of recommendation from Linguistics faculty members and one additional letter from any other faculty member.
5. During the first semester of your senior year, you must apply to the MA program and Toulouse Graduate School.


How to Apply

1. Applicants should meet with the Grad Track Advisor before they submit their application documents to determine courses.
2. Fill out the Linguistics Department Grad Track Program Application.
3. Fill out the Conditional Admission and Advisor Course Approval Form​
4. Submit all documents to the Linguistics Grad Track Advisor at


What Courses Can I Take?

Once you have been accepted as a Grad Track student, you can start taking graduate level courses after completing 90 undergraduate credit hours. This will usually be at the start of your senior year. You can choose up to 12 hours from the courses listed below to fulfill either core or elective requirements for your BA. For example, if you have not yet taken LING 4040 Phonetics and Phonology, you will want to take LING 5300 Phonology. If you have already taken all your core courses, you can take 5000-level electives. You should consult with the Linguistics Grad Track advisor before you select the courses.

1. LING 5090 Pedagogical Grammar (Offered in Fall)
2. LING 5300 Phonology (Offered in Fall)
3. LING 5310 Syntax (Offered in Spring)
4. LING 5305 Morphology (Offered in Fall)
5. LING 5330 Sociolinguistics (Offered in Spring)
6. LING 5350 Typology (Offered in Fall)
7. LING 5380 Linguistic Field Methods (Offered in Fall)
8. LING 5410 Computational Linguistics (Offered in Spring)
9. LING 5530 Semantics and Pragmatics (Offered in Fall)
10. LING 5580 Language and Gender (Offered in Fall)
11. LING 5550 Corpus Linguistics (Annual availability; Offered in Fall - 2020)