Master of Arts in Linguistics
Degree Requirements*

The MA in Linguistics degree is a 36-hour program.
* Requirements below will first appear in the 2021-22 catalog
 

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 5040 - Principles in Linguistics - Needed prerequisite if your degree does not have a background in Linguistics
LING 5070 - Research Design in Linguistics
LING 5075 - Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics
LING 5300 - Phonology I
LING 5310 - Syntax I
LING 5530 - Semantics and Pragmatics I

 

Foundation Courses – 12 hours
 

(Choose four courses from the following)
LING 5020 - Studies in Historical Linguistics
LING 5060 - Second Language Acquisition
LING 5090 - Pedagogical Grammar
LING 5330 - Sociolinguistics
LING 5350 - Language Typology and Universals
LING 5380 - Linguistic Field Methods
LING 5405 - Python for Text
LING 5410 - Computational Linguistics I

 

Elective Courses - 6 hours
 

Choose your electives in consultation with your faculty advisor - they'll need to be approved.
 

 

Research Seminar
 

LING 5990 - Professional Development for Linguists