M.A. Degree Requirements
3 credit hours of linguistics (LING 700 or equivalent). Students who do not meet the prerequisite but have undergraduate majors in related fields (such as a foreign language, English, speech, anthropology, or psychology) may be accepted with the provision that they make up the deficiency as soon as possible.
The following are minimum requirements.
33 credit hours of graduate work including
- LING 794 Proseminar
- LING 705 Phonetics I
- LING 712 Phonology I
- LING 725 Syntax I
- LING 709 First Language Acquisition or LING 715 Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
- LING 735 Psycholinguistics or LING 738 Neurolinguistics
- 1 of the following research methods courses:
LING 720 Research Methods in Linguistics
LING 740 Linguistic Data Processing
LING 741 Field Methods in Linguistic Description
LING 782 Research Methods in Child Language
- 12 credit hours of electives to be determined by the student and the student’s advisor, excluding LING 998 Independent Study; Topics in Empirical Research in Linguistics; LING 850 Topics in Empirical Research in Linguistics; LING 851 Research in Language Acquisition and Processing; and LING 852 Research in Field Linguistics.
M.A. students can complete the degree by one of the following options:
Research Project Option
Student will conduct and write a research project and pass the research project oral defense. A maximum of 3 hours of M.A. research project credit (LING 899) may be applied toward the minimum of 33 hours for the degree. The research project must be defended successfully in an oral examination.
Comprehensive Examination Option
The M.A. comprehensive examination option is only available to students seeking a terminal M.A. degree. A comprehensive written examination should be taken no later than the semester in which the student completes 33 hours of course work applicable to the M.A.