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Linguistics

Brigham Young University

M.A.
24 months
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11580 USD/year
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About

The purpose of the linguistics MA program is closely related to the department's definition of linguistics, which is the scientific study of language.

Overview

The program aims to prepare the student to become a language professional, go on to a PhD program, or go into the world as a competent practitioner of the skills expected of a linguist. A more applied, but popular emphasis in the department is a track that combines linguistics with computer skills. The linguistics curriculum develops such skills as analyzing language in its sound, structure, and meaning. Optional tracks also introduce the student to such related fields as anthropological linguistics, information design, sociolinguistics, and language-oriented computing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Language
  • English Spelling
  • Language Policy and Planning in English Language Contexts
  • History of the Book
  • Varieties of English
  • Structure of Modern English
  • Language and Literature
  • Field Methods in Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Historical-Comparative Linguistics
  • Readings in Linguistics

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application only.
  • Application Username
  • BYU Net ID Instructions
  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Request letters of recommendation
  • Application Fee
  • Check Your Application Status
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5790 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5790 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Latter-day Saint: 2,895 USD per semester
  • Non-Latter-day Saint: 5,790 USD per semester

Funding

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