24 months
7680 CAD/year
3759 CAD/year
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The Department of Linguistics offers degree programs leading to an MSc in Linguistics at the University of Alberta.


In addition to classes in the traditional core subjects of theoretical and descriptive linguistics, we also provide training in areas such as quantitative analysis and experimental design. A key component of our graduate programs is the direct involvement of students with on-going research projects in areas of faculty expertise such as:

  • psycholinguistics
  • experimental phonetics/phonology
  • child language acquisition
  • field linguistics (especially of the indigenous languages of the Americas)
  • corpus linguistics
  • sociolinguistics

Learning outcomes

Students in the MSc in Linguistics at the University of Alberta have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories, including a number of smaller, highly productive research labs as well as the Language Acquisition Laboratory, Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics (CCP), the Language Documentation Research Cluster (LDRC), and the Alberta Phonetics Laboratory. Our ultimate goal is to teach students to combine experimentation and hands-on data collection with theoretical inquiry, and to provide practical training in the collection, analysis, and publication of data based on cutting-edge, original research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Corpus and Quantitative Linguistics
  • Discourse and Multi-Modality
  • Experimental Phonetics
  • Field Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization
  • Language Acquisition, Bilingualism and Heritage Languages
  • Lexical Semantics
  • Languages of the Americas
  • Pragmatics and Figurative Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications arriving after this deadline may be accepted but may not receive full consideration for Departmental Funding.


21 alternative credits

thesis-based MSc: 21 credits

course-based MSc: 27 credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • You must meet the minimum requirements in all subjects, even after receiving an admission offer, in order to remain admissible. (See your admission offer letter for more details.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7680 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7680 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3759 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3759 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
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