MA in Linguistics

The University of Chicago offers Master's level study through the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH).  MAPH offers a one-year program and a two-year language focused program. In both programs, students build their own curriculum with graduate-level courses in any humanities department (including Germanic Studies) and complete a thesis with their chosen University of Chicago faculty advisor. The Two-Year Language Option allows MAPH students to further mastery their chosen language.

Students in the PhD program will be awarded the MA in Linguistics upon satisfaction of the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of eight foundational courses.
  • Satisfaction of one of the two language requirements.
  • Successful completion of a MA paper.

Note: the MA is not automatically awarded but must be explicitly requested. Students in the program who wish to obtain a MA may request that a passed qualifying paper be accepted as the MA paper.