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Linguistics graduate programs of study and requirements

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Master's (MA) Program

MA PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

In addition to the Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements for Theses and Thesis Examinations, the Linguistics Graduate Program requires:

a) A presentation relating to the student’s thesis research. Continuation in program is dependent upon this presentation being judged acceptable by the faculty members of the Linguistics Graduate Program.

b) A minimum of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), including Linguistics 611, 613 and 697. 

c) Linguistics 600.

d) Knowledge of a language other than English demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate Studies Committee.
 
The following groups will be judged on acceptance to the program to have met the M.A. language requirement:

  • Students whose mother tongue is not English and who were required to satisfy the English language proficiency requirements for admission to program.

  • Students whose mother tongue is English and who provide evidence of past schooling in another language (e.g. schooling in an immersion program in French, German or a First Nations language).

  • Students whose mother tongue is English and who provide evidence of having completed a foreign language secondary school credit such as Spanish Language Arts 30, or French Language Arts 31.

  • Students whose mother tongue is English and who provide evidence of at least A1 ("Basic User") level of proficiency in another language in the Common European Frame of Reference from a certified testing agency or a recognized academic institution (e.g. university or college) or a recognized language teaching organization.

 

Students whose mother tongue is English and who cannot provide evidence of prior exposure to another language on admission can meet the M.A. language requirement during their M.A. program in the following ways:

  • By providing evidence of having received credit for 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent)  for a University of Calgary language course, e.g. Chinese 205, French 209, German 202, Japanese 205 or Russian 201.

  • By providing evidence of having received credit for one of the following courses: Indigenous Languages 205, Linguistics 551, or 605.

 
It is the responsibility of the student to provide relevant documentation that the M.A. language requirement has been met. It is strongly recommended that this program requirement be met within the first 16 months of program.  It is the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure that the student meets the deadline for completing this requirement.

PhD Program

PhD Program degree Requirements:

In addition to the Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements for CandidacyTheses and Thesis Examinations, the Linguistics Graduate Program requires:

a) Completion of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), in Linguistics beyond the MA, including Linguistics 611 and Linguistics 613. Course requirements are normally completed during the first two years.
Note: No more than 6 units can be taken with the same instructor.

b) Linguistics 600

c) Knowledge of a language other than English demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Graduate Studies Committee.
 
The following groups will be judged on acceptance to the program to have met the Pd.D. language requirement:

  • Students whose mother tongue is not English and who were required to satisfy the English language proficiency requirements for admission to program.

  • Students whose mother tongue is English and who provide evidence of past schooling in another language (e.g. schooling in an immersion program in French, German or a First Nations language).

  • Students whose mother tongue is English and who provide evidence of having completed a foreign language secondary school credit such as Spanish Language Arts 30, or French Language Arts 31.

  • Students whose mother tongue is English and who provide evidence of at least A1 ("Basic User") level of proficiency in another language in the Common European Frame of Reference from a certified testing agency or a recognized academic institution (e.g. university or college) or a recognized language teaching organization.
     

Students whose mother tongue is English and who cannot provide evidence of prior exposure to another language on admission can meet the M.A. language requirement during their PhD. program in the following ways:

  • By providing evidence of having received credit for one half course equivalent for a University of Calgary language course, e.g. Chinese 205, French 209, German 202, Japanese 205 or Russian 201.

  • By providing evidence of having received credit for one of the following courses: Indigenous Languages 205, Linguistics 551, or 605.
     

It is the responsibility of the student to provide relevant documentation that the doctoral language requirement has been met. This program requirement must be met by the time the thesis proposal is submitted. It is the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure that the student meets the deadline for completing this requirement.