Linguistics - Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts (M.A.) - Linguistics

College of Humanities and Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • Students earning an MA degree in Linguistics at the University of Montana complete a 36-credit-hour program of study.

  • Thesis and comprehensive exam options are available.

    • Any student may elect to pursue the comprehensive exam option.

    • Students wishing to pursue the thesis option must submit a thesis proposal draft in their second semester, and a final thesis proposal before the start of the following Fall semester. Students whose proposals are approved may then elect to pursue the thesis option.

Summary

Required Courses

15

Seminars

6-9

Electives

9-12

Thesis

6

Comprehensive Exam

-

Total Hours

36


Required Courses Thesis Option

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LING 571

Phonetics and Phonology

3

LING 572

Syntax

3

LING 589

Morphology

3

Complete two of the following courses:

LING 573

Language and Culture

3

LING 574

Historical Linguistics

3

LING 575

Linguistic Field Methods

3

LING 584

NA Indigenous Language and Linguistics

3

Two semesters of one of the following courses:

LING 494

Seminar

6

LING 570

Seminar in Linguistics

6

3 Elective Courses

9

LING 699

Thesis

6

Total Hours

36

Minimum Required Grade: C

Required Courses Comprehensive Exam Option

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LING 571

Phonetics and Phonology

3

LING 572

Syntax

3

LING 589

Morphology

3

Complete two of the following courses:

LING 573

Language and Culture

3

LING 574

Historical Linguistics

3

LING 575

Linguistic Field Methods

3

LING 584

NA Indigenous Language and Linguistics

3

Three semesters of one of the following courses:

LING 494

Seminar

9

LING 570

Seminar in Linguistics

9

4 Elective Courses

12

Comprehensive Exam

Total Hours

36

Minimum Required Grade: C