An applicant must meet Graduate School Admission Requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. Undergraduate major in linguistics or related field (e.g, languages, psychology, anthropology, philosophy).
  2. Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  3. Three letters of recommendation to the Department’s Director of Graduate Studies from persons familiar with applicant’s academic ability and achievement.
  4. A sample of academic writing.
  5. Though not required, submission of scores on the Graduate Record Examination may enhance the application.

Applicants may be admitted with course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses.

The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree. Applicants should contact the Linguistics Department office for additional information and deadlines.

Unfortunately, due to limited funding, students admitted to the Master’s program should not expect to receive financial support from the department.

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