2017-2018 General Catalog 
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2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistics, M.A.

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Department of Linguistics
LNCO 2300

Minimum Degree Hours: 36

The Linguistics M.A. provides students with a broad foundation in the field of Linguistics via coursework and colloqiua, and provides for specialist training in one or more subfields of Linguistics via opportunities to conduct individual and collaborative research.

Admission Requirements:

  • 3.0 or higher undergraduate weighted GPA

For admission materials and deadlines, please visit http://linguistics.utah.edu/graduate/future-students/apply.php.

Graduation Requirements:

  • A grade of a B or better is required in all courses
  • This degree requires a thesis

For current policies and procedures, please see the Department of Linguistics Graduate Student Handbook.



LING 1200: Introduction to the Study of Language, 4010/6010: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology, 4020/6020: Introduction to Syntax or equivalents are prerequisites for courses on this list and may not be counted toward the graduate program of study.

Course Requirements

 Complete all of the following courses

Language Acquisition

Complete one of the following courses

Philosophical Foundations

Complete one of the following courses


Choose 4 courses from LING 6024-6991. May not count LING 6800, 6970, or 6980.

Thesis Hours

Complete 6 credit hours of LING 6970: Thesis Research

Language Requirement

Complete a 4th semester (2020 level) or equivalent in a foreign language with a B or better. 

Students with previous language experience may meet the requirement by completing a language test. For information on tests, please see http://languages.utah.edu/student-services/languageverification.php. Non-native English speakers may use their native language to fulfill this requirement.

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