M.A. On Campus

Applied Linguistics

University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
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The Applied Linguistics MA program at University of Saskatchewan is a 2 year research based master of arts program. The Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics involves coursework (five three-credit-units courses) in the areas of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics plus writing and defending an MA thesis based on individual research. 


University of Saskatchewan graduate students at the Applied Linguistics MA program pursue original research on national and minority languages and linguocultures of Saskatchewan and Canada, as well as the research on languages and language teaching throughout the world. In particular, we are interested in research projects related to sociolinguistics, language maintenance in Canada and abroad, heritage languages of Canada, morphology, syntax, phonetics, TESOL, second/foreign/native language acquisition, and other areas listed below. Students can also make inquiries about other possible areas of language-related studies.

Areas of research projects for MA thesis may include:

  • general and applied linguistics
  • heritage and minority language maintenance in Canada and abroad
  • language teaching and language acquisition
  • second/additional/foreign/child language acquisition
  • sociolinguistics
  • phonetics
  • language and culture interactions
  • discourse analysis and pragmatics
  • empirical linguistics
  • corpus linguistics
  • language documentation
  • morphology
  • syntax
  • computational linguistics
  • English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Doukhobor Russian
Examples of recent topics chosen by students include extracurricular activities in university language classes, language attitudes of Ukrainian speakers in Saskatchewan, maintenance of Mandarin Chinese and Russian in the families of immigrants in Saskatchewan, Doukhobor language and culture, language attitudes and ethnic identity of Iranian immigrants in Saskatchewan, non-verbal communication in aquatic environments,  discourse analysis of texts describing depression, language requirements of international students in Saskatchewan, euphemisms in medical communication, and non-verbal communication tools in ESL classrooms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Language Use in the Digital Era
  • Structure of Language
  • Grammar

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

  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a minimum of 9 credit units of Linguistics or Applied Linguistics courses at the undergraduate level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6730 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4260 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 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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