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Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
Linguistics studies human language, seeking to define its nature, to establish its relationship to human thought, to discover what distinguishes human language from other forms of communication (human and nonhuman), to understand how children develop a language and acquire additional ones. California State University Northridge offers the MA in Linguistics.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the M.A. in Linguistics at California State University Northridge will:

  • Demonstrate solid knowledge of linguistic theory in the areas of phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics and pragmatics, language acquisition and sociolinguistics.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in at least three major subfields of linguistics.
  • Describe the relevance of linguistics to a range of professional settings and to general issues at large.
  • Read, analyze and critically evaluate linguistic research, demonstrating a high level of critical thinking and problem solving about linguistic issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct original research or apply current linguistic theories to new sets of data, analyze data and draw appropriate conclusions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Seminar in Phonology
  • Seminar in Cognitive Linguistics
  • Seminar in Discourse Analysis
  • Foundational Concepts in Linguistics
  • Foundational Concepts of Language Development and Acquisition
  • Seminar in Sociolinguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    563

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Have a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Attained a GPA of at least 2.5 in a baccalaureate degree program.
  • Attained a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.
  • Hold a post-baccalaureate degree earned at a regionally accredited institution and 2.5 GPA in either the undergraduate cumulative GPA or the last 60 units.
  • Meet the professional, personal, scholastic and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations or other screening processes as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe. In unusual circumstances, a program may make exceptions to these criteria. Some programs require higher standards for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    8322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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