MA in Linguistics

The University of Chicago offers Master's level study through the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH). In this one-year program, students build their own curriculum with graduate-level courses in any humanities department (including Linguistics) and complete a thesis with a Univeristy of Chicago faculty advisor.

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.