Requirements for a terminal MA in Applied Linguistics
The Department offers a terminal MA degree in Applied Linguistics, with or without the TESOL Certification (see below for TESOL Certificate requirements). 30 credits are required for the MA Degree.
LING 2578 Phonetics
LING 2579 Phonology
LING 2777 Syntax
LING 2144 Research Methods
One course in sociolinguistics/language change. Choose one from:
LING 2267 Sociolinguistics
LING 2680 Historical Linguistics
LING 2253 Language Contact
LING 2146 Second Language Acquisition
A language pedagogy course
Choose one from:
A course in psycholinguistics
A course in First Language Development
LING 2147 Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
Other MA Requirements
Students must attain a B+ in all core courses. If the grade is lower than a B+, in consultation with the DGS and the course instructor, a student must take the final exam the following year and attain a grade of B+ on the exam, or retake the course.
Proficiency in one foreign language is required for the MA degree.
Native-English speakers: three terms of a language taught at the college level.
Non-native speakers of English: Completion of the MA coursework with a grade point average of B (3.0) or better.
The comprehensive exam is fulfilled by attaining a grade of B+ or better in all core courses.
Students who do not attain a B+ in a particular course may retake the course or perform remedial work with the approval of the DGS and their advisor. Students must notify the DGS and their advisor immediately upon receiving a deficient grade (ideally, they should notify even earlier if they are performing poorly in a particular course, as advisors may be able to help set up tutoring). Students falling short in multiple core courses may be terminated from the program.