Linguistics, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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Offered by Carleton University, the Linguistics MA program provides students with a grounding in the core areas of theoretical linguistics .


It takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach,  both by focusing on the interfaces between subdomains of linguistics, and by bringing in interfaces with allied fields. Most courses are taught by faculty cross-appointed in other units. Furthermore, students at the Linguistics MA program at Carleton University will be able to take graduate courses in related areas such as cognitive science, French, language acquisition, language documentation and psycholinguistics. You can find a list of our renowned and dedicated faculty on this website: Scroll down to see the list of cross-appointed faculty and visiting scholars.

At the graduate level, we also offer a Graduate Diploma in Linguistics, a PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization and an MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies.

Career Opportunities

Career paths include teacher, instructor, professor, researcher, translator, language policy consultant and opportunities with regulatory agencies, national security agencies, Tri-Council Research Agencies. As well, alumni may work in natural language processing, computational linguistics, machine translation, marketing & branding, publishing, language revitalization, language documentation and language rights advocacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Phonology
  • Special Topic in Linguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Historical Linguistics: English

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA Honours degree in Linguistics or a related field e.g., applied linguistics, cognitive science, psychology and anthropology. Students must have a minimum GPA of B- in a relevant field and B overall during the last two years of study. 

Tuition Fee

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    6657 CAD/year
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1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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