Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Linguistics (MA)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:School of Linguistics and Language Studies
Field of Study:Linguistics
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


Offered by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, the MA in Linguistics provides students with a grounding in the core areas of theoretical linguistics . It takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach, both by focusing on the interfaces between subdomains of linguistics, and by bringing in interfaces with allied fields. Most courses are taught by faculty cross-appointed in other units. Furthermore, students will be able to take graduate courses in related areas such as cognitive science, French, language acquisition, language documentation and psycholinguistics.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
The normal minimum requirement for admission to the master's program is a B.A. Honours degree in a discipline involving the analysis of language or the study of language use or learning; or a 3 year B.A. in a relevant discipline together with a B.Ed. or C.T.E.S.L. Students must have achieved a minimum of B+ in related courses and B overall in their academic work. Relevant professional experience may also enhance a candidate's application.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 September 02, 2022