Master of Arts in Linguistics
Degree Requirements

The MA in Linguistics degree is a 36-hour program.
 

Course requirements include:
15 hours of core courses
12 hours of foundation courses
6 hours of electives
3-hour research seminar (taken during the last 9 hours of coursework)
Students who elect to write a thesis will take 6 hours of thesis LING 5950 in lieu of 6 elective hours.

 

Core Courses – 15 hours
 

LING 5070 - Research Methods in Linguistics
LING 5075 - Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics
LING 5300 - Phonology I
LING 5310 - Syntax I
LING 5530 - Semantics and Pragmatics

 

Foundation Courses – 12 hours
 

(Choose four courses from the following)
LING 5020 - Studies in Historical Linguistics
LING 5060 - Second Language Acquisition
LING 5305 - Morphology
LING 5330 - Sociolinguistics
LING 5350 - Language Typology and Universals
LING 5380 - Linguistic Field Methods
LING 5410 - Computational Linguistics I
LING 5550 - Corpus Linguistics

 

Elective Courses - 6 hours
 

(Choose two courses from the following)
LING 5030 - Languages of South Asia
LING 5080 - Teaching English as a Second Language
LING 5090 - Pedagogical Grammar
LING 5315 - Annotation through Squibs
LING 5340 - Practicum in ESL
LING 5370 - ESL Writing Pedagogy
LING 5390 - Psycholinguistics
LING 5400 - Tools for Lexicography
LING 5412 - NLP in Linguistics
LING 5415 - Computational Linguistics II
LING 5420 - Python Programming for Digital Scholarship
LING 5540 - Endangered Languages
LING 5560 - Discourse Analysis
LING 5570 - World Englishes
LING 5580 - Language and Gender
LING 5590 - Linguistics and Literature

 

Research Seminar
 

LING 5990 - Professional Development for Linguists