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M.A. in Linguistics

Our graduate programs are being discontinued and are no longer admitting new students. Visit Academic Transformation page on the Eberly College website for more information.

The M.A. program in Linguistics includes 30 hours of core and elective courses and is designed to provide students with a well-rounded perspective on the field. Students also have the opportunity to engage in research projects that reflect their interests within a given subject and that serve to complement and augment the information imparted through in-class activities. The program may be completed either by taking comprehensive exams, or by writing and defending a Master's thesis. The program is intended both for students seeking preparation for doctoral studies in linguistics or a related field, as well as for those seeking a terminal professional degree with a goal of pursuing careers in language related fields.

The M.A. program in Linguistics may be combined with the Graduate Certificate in TESOL or Spanish to add an additional area of specialization, with courses counting toward both the degree program and the certificate when requirements overlap.

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