University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5


Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Linguistics
Description The Department of Linguistics offers graduate programs leading to the degree of MA in linguistics. It is possible, through the selection of relevant courses, to specialize in a variety of areas of linguistic research. These include the following: theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics), first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics and sociolinguistics. Detailed information about the programs, for instance, the research areas of professors, course descriptions, and student advising arrangements is provided in the department's student handbook.
Website: Linguistics at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92-93]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Two letters of reference; written work (10-15 pages) - a sample of written work which, in your opinion, gives an accurate indication of your academic background; a one-page "Letter of Intent" focusing on the reasons behind your decision to pursue graduate work in linguistics, your research interests and the reasons why you are specifically interested in the University of Ottawa; a list of the core readings which were assigned for each course in linguistics which appears on your transcript(s); and official transcripts of all previous universities attended are required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* 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: August 17, 2018