University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Linguistics
Description The Department of Linguistics offers graduate programs in linguistics leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The Department maintains extensive laboratory and computer facilities for a wide range of research in experimental phonetics and phonology; psycholinguistics and quantitative linguistics; corpus linguistics; cognitive linguistics; acquisition and bilingualism; field linguistics and language documentation; typology and language variation. The course-based MSc project is a paper of professional quality reporting the results of a guided research project in the Supervisor’s area of specialization that preferably, but not necessarily, makes an original contribution to knowledge. The MSc project is evaluated by the student’s Supervisor and a second reader (the second reader may be a faculty member from Linguistics or from another department). A thesis-based MSc in our Department requires the completion of 21 credits (7 courses) of coursework, typically completed over the course of four semesters (two years). These credits include the two required courses (LING 601, 602), as well as 5 elective courses, selected by student in conjunction with the Supervisor. In addition, the student is required to write and defend a Masters thesis.
Website: Linguistics at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

GRE is optional.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Transcripts and a sample of academic writing are also required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015