Graduate Studies at the Department of Linguistics

Message from the Graduate Program Chair

The Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University offers graduate work leading to MA and PhD degrees. Graduate students take courses, have opportunities to work as a teaching assistants and/or research assistants, and engage in research activities that, for some students, will lead to the completion of a thesis or dissertation.

Beginning in Fall 2023, we are expanding our Master’s program to include three streams to better accommodate a diverse range of students’ interests. Some students will complete coursework and a thesis, others will complete coursework and a project, and still others will complete coursework only.

Research in linguistics at SFU is characterized by interdisciplinarity, breadth in research methodology, and diversity in theoretical perspective. All of our faculty have a specialization in one or more core areas, and serious research interests in other areas that support and enhance their main interests. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects, and often collaborate on joint publications. For more information on department research strengths, see our departmental research page and our page of individual faculty biographies.

Dr. Henny Yeung
Graduate Program Chair