Thesis-based MA

Complete 35 units: 17 credits of coursework and 18 credits of thesis.

MA Thesis students must take all of:

  • Ling 880 Advanced Linguistic Research for Professional Development (3) – second year
  • Ling 890 Graduate Seminar I (1) – must complete in first year.
  • Ling 891 Graduate Seminar II (1) – must complete in first year.
  • Four additional graduate courses of their choosing (12) *Consultation with supervisor recommended .

After students have completed the above course requirements, they can then enroll in:

  • Ling 898 MA Thesis (18) – second year.

Students are expected to take most of their coursework in the first year. Research and writing the thesis should take place in the second year. 

For a list of current linguistics graduate courses, visit our courses page. 


Typical MA Thesis Academic Schedule