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Requirements

Students earning an MA degree in Linguistics at the University of Montana complete a 36-credit-hour program of study. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Any student may elect to pursue the non-thesis option. Students wishing to pursue the thesis option must submit a thesis proposal during the early Fall of their second year. Students whose proposals are approved may then elect to pursue the thesis option. The requirements for each option are listed below.

Non-Thesis Option

  • Coursework (36 credits)
    • LING 571 Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
    • LING 572 Generative Syntax (3 credits)
    • LING 574 Historical Linguistics (3 credits)
    • LING 589 Morphology (3 credits)
    • LING 575 Linguistic Field Methods (3 credits) or
    • LING 584 NA Indigenous Lang. & Ling. (3 credits)
    • 3 semesters of LING 570 (9 credits)
    • 4 additional courses (12 credits)
  • Comprehensive Exam

Thesis Option

  • Coursework (30 credits)
    • LING 571 Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
    • LING 572 Generative Syntax (3 credits)
    • LING 574 Historical Linguistics (3 credits)
    • LING 589 Morphology (3 credits)
    • LING 575 Linguistic Field Methods (3 credits) or
    • LING 584 NA Indigenous Lang. & Ling. (3 credits)
    • 2 semesters of LING 570 (6 credits)
    • 3 additional courses (9 credits)
    • LING 699 Thesis (6 credits)
  • Thesis (6 credits)