Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies

Linguistics (MA)

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Program Information

School:Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Linguistics
Description:The Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University offers graduate work leading to MA and PhD degrees. Graduate students take courses, have opportunities to work as a teaching assistants and/or research assistants, and engage in research activities that will lead to the completion of a thesis or dissertation.

Research in linguistics at SFU is characterized by interdisciplinarity, breadth in research methodology, and diversity in theoretical perspective. All of our faculty have a specialization in one or more core areas, and serious research interests in other areas that support and enhance their main interests. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects, and often collaborate on joint publications.
URL:Linguistics (MA) at Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Linguists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    For admission to the MA program, students must be able to demonstrate an adequate background in linguistics. Students having little or no academic preparation in linguistics will not be admitted to the program. In most cases, we require applicants to have completed significant course work covering core areas in linguistics. These requirements include an introductory course in linguistics, courses in phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology and semantics.

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 08, 2018