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Linguistics, M.A.


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(Major Code: 15051) (SIMS Code: 114701; Applied TESOL - 114705)

Advancement to Candidacy


All candidates must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

At Least 30 Units


In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the Master of Arts degree, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 units of 500-, 600-, and 700-level courses to include

A Prerequisite


A prerequisite to LING 502 , LING 503 , LING 551 , and LING 552  is completion of

A Minimum of 15 Units


A minimum of 15 units must be from 600- or 700-level courses. LING 505  does not count toward unit requirements for the Master of Arts degree in linguistics.

Students Selecting the General Linguistics Specialization Must Complete Either


Students Selecting the Applied Linguistics (TESOL) Specialization Must Complete


An Internship


An internship is required of all students selecting this specialization who have not taught ESL previously.

Students Selecting One Specialization


Students selecting one specialization may enroll in courses from the other specialization as electives.

A Maximum of Six Units


With the approval of the graduate adviser, a maximum of six units selected from the following courses will be accepted for graduate credit in linguistics:

With Approval of the Graduate Adviser


In addition, with approval of the graduate adviser, a student must choose either a thesis (Plan A), or a written comprehensive examination (Plan B). Plan A students must select a committee of three faculty, two of whom are from the department, to supervise the thesis. In consultation with the graduate adviser, students select one of two options at the time of filing an official program of study.

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