Normal flow of the program:
Phonology or Syntax +
1 or 2 x 0.5 elective courses
Submission of Research Proposal
|Year 2||Term 4:
Graduate Seminar +
2 to 3 x 0.5 credit elective courses +
Ethics approval for research
(must have obtained 2.5 credits approved elective courses by the end of term 5)
Submission of Research Paper
Students must complete a total of 4.5 course credits over six terms (two years) in the MA Linguistics program.
Non-Course Credit Milestones
Research Paper Proposal
A research paper proposal must be completed during term three.
A research seminar must be completed during terms one and five.
The paper is due at the end of August of the second year, that is, at the completion of Term 6. The research paper is 40-60 pages long, including a bibliography, and will demonstrate the student’s ability to do independent research on a topic relevant to Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. The supervisor will be chosen by the Program Director, in consultation with the student and the professor in question. The paper will be supervised by a committee of two professors (there will be no defense). The passing grade is 70%.