Graduate Minor in Linguistics

The graduate minor in Linguistics is usually individually tailored to the interest of the student, who consults with the linguistics advisor.

Graduate Minor Requirements

The graduate minor in linguistics is offered through a cooperative agreement with the departments of Anthropology, Computer Science, English, World Languages and Cultures, Psychology, and the program in Speech Communication.

  • For the Master’s degree, a declared minor consists of 9 credits in linguistics, including:
    • two foundation courses (ENGL/LING 511 and ENGL/LING 537)
    • one elective from the list of courses approved for graduate credit.
  • For the PhD degree, the minor consists of 12 credits in linguistics including:
    • two foundation courses (ENGL/LING 511 and ENGL/LING 537)
    • two electives.

    Students admitted in the MA program in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics (TESL/AL) are not eligible for a graduate minor in Linguistics.

The following courses may be used in graduate programs with the approval of the student’s program of study committee:

  • LING/COMS 331
  • ENGL/LING 420
  • ENGL/LING 422
  • ENGL/LING 425
  • LING/CMDIS 471
  • LING/WLC 486
  • LING/WLC 487

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