M.A. On Campus


Memorial University of Newfoundland

24 months
2148 CAD/year
1652 CAD/year
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The Department of Linguistics at the Memorial University of Newfoundland maintains strong links between teaching and research, with emphasis on data-driven, theoretically informed inquiry into aboriginal languages, language variation and change, and language acquisition. 


Key facts

Our graduate programs provide a strong foundation in core theoretical areas (phonology, syntax, morphology, etc.) and build from there. Research expertise and supervision are offered in first and second language acquisition, speech disorders as well as acoustic and articulatory phonetics, from both theoretical and experimental perspectives.

Languages of specialization include aboriginal languages of eastern Canada (Algonquian, Inuktitut, Iroquoian), as well as local varieties of English and French and their British/European origins. The department is home to several unique research projects, which students are encouraged to consider joining. 

The MA program in Linguistics at the Memorial University of Newfoundland has two available routes. The thesis route requires coursework and a thesis. The course route requires coursework and a research project. Either can be completed in two years.

Research introduction

  • The Department of Linguistics at Memorial University of Newfoundland was founded in 1967. Since then, it has developed into a dynamic, research-oriented department. 
  • We invest our students into the community of linguistic scholars through active engagement in primary research, supported by unique and extensive in-house data archives, broad library holdings and state-of-the-art labs and analytical tools. 
  • Strong relations with robust local speech communities enhance our research and our teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in Morphosyntax
  • Selected Topics in Transformational Grammar
  • Topics in the Syntax of a Selected Language
  • Principles of Language Acquisition
  • Selected Topics in Language Acquisition
  • Phonological Theory
  • Selected Topics in Phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Selected Topics in Language and Gender
  • Areal and Temporal Variations in Language
  • General Romance Linguistics
  • Franco-Canadian
  • Comparative and Historical Linguistics
  • Morphosyntactic Change (prerequisite: 6400)
  • Etymology.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1074 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 826 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National: $826-$1,239/semester
  • International: $1,074-$1,611/semester

Living costs for St. John's

1159 - 1707 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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