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M.A. Linguistics Program Requirements

The M.A. LIN program takes a minimum of 30 credits to complete (typically 3 or 4 semesters), and has the following components:

  • 4 core courses (LIN 521, LIN 523, LIN 621, LIN 623 - Syntax I and II; Phonology I and II) that teach students the basics of theoretical linguistics
  • 6 elective courses (18 credits) from linguistics or related areas* (such as computer science, psychology, philosophy, ...)
  • Completion of one substantial research paper in linguistics, which will be read by a committee of two faculty members

*The student’s choice of electives (which may include courses in other departments) must be approved by the MA program director