Linguistics, Master | University of Regina | Regina, Canada
12 months
6916 CAD/year
4350 CAD/year
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The program in Linguistics at the University of Regina offers graduate work leading to a special case MA degree for students who have completed a B.A. Honours degree in linguistics, or equivalent.


Why to study

Applicants should send a transcript showing a Linguistics degree at the University of Regina or showing the courses in linguistics which they have taken, along with a statement of areas of linguistics in which they would like to do graduate research for their MA thesis. Participating faculty members can then assess whether more linguistics courses are needed in a qualifying year and which ones, or whether the student is eligible for admission as a fully qualified graduate student. The statement of research interests will help us design possible thesis topics and outlines with the applicant, and to see which faculty might serve on the thesis committee and as thesis supervisor. The student who is admitted to the MA program will take a minimum of 15 credit hours of graduate level courses, including Linguistics 830 and 880. In addition, a minimum of 15 hours of thesis research is required (Linguistics 901) which can be taken over several semesters.

Participating faculty are housed in various departments of the university and its federated colleges, the only full-time linguistics personnel being in the department of Indian Languages, Literature and Linguistics in the First Nations University of Canada on the university campus. As such, the program has a primary focus on the linguistic structure of First Nations languages of the Americas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Advanced Phonology
  • Topics in Advanced Syntax
  • Topics in Advanced Diachronic Linguistics
  • Language Universals
  • Research Design for Theses, Grants, and Publications
  • Directed Readings in Linguistics
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree for entrance to a master’s program
  • International applicants should consult the website regarding acceptable standards for admission, and are encouraged to submit the results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), especially the score for the subject test in the discipline being sought. English Proficiency Tests
  • A completed on-line Application Form
  • Transcripts
  • Reference Forms
  • A Resume and Personal Statement of Interest outlining one’s purpose in applying to graduate studies.
  • Fee: A non-refundable fee of $100 (Cdn funds) for ALL domestic and international applicants (subject to change) is to be paid on-line with the on-line application.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6916 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3458 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4350 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2175 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Regina

1270 - 1840 CAD /month
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