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  Jun 13, 2024
 
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Linguistics, M.A.


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Degree Requirements College of Arts and Sciences 
Linguistics   

Degree Requirements

Linguistics, M.A. Thesis Option:


Candidates must take a minimum of 30 hours of graduate work, to include:


2. Two courses in an approved special field (6 Hours)


3. Two LING courses outside of the special field (6 Hours)


4. Two additional 3-hour courses approved by the student’s advisor (6 Hours)


5. Thesis Preparation (3 Hours)


Additional Requirements


Candidates must also pass a comprehensive examination covering general linguistics, successfully defend their thesis proposal, and complete a thesis.

The study of languages is strongly encouraged, and candidates must demonstrate knowledge of at least one foreign language, either as a research tool or as exemplifying structures not common in modern Indo-European languages. Normally, it takes a candidate two years to complete all requirements for either option.

Linguistics, M.A. Non-thesis Option:


Candidates must take a minimum of 36 hours of graduate work, to include:


2. Three courses in an approved special field (9 Hours)


3. Three LING courses outside of the special field (9 Hours)


4. Three additional 3-hour courses approved by the student’s advisor (9 Hours)


Additional Requirements


Candidates must also pass a comprehensive examination covering general linguistics and their special field.

The study of languages is strongly encouraged, and candidates must demonstrate knowledge of at least one foreign language, either as a research tool or as exemplifying structures not common in modern Indo-European languages. Normally, it takes a candidate two years to complete all requirements for either option.

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