MA in Linguistics

The Linguistics Program at the University of Montana awards a 36-credit-hour Master of Arts degree with thesis and non-thesis options. Students are trained in theoretical and descriptive linguistics and have opportunities to engage in independent research and fieldwork. The small size of the Program allows for a great deal of individualized attention. Recent graduates have been admitted to prestigious Ph.D. programs and have also gone on to teaching and other careers.

WGRP Approved Program

The Linguistics MA Program at the University of Montana is an approved program in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) from Fall 2019 admission. Subject to continued WRGP policy at the University of Montana, legal residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming admitted to the Linguistics MA Program at the University of Montana will qualify for Montana resident rate tuition. In order to be considered for in-state rate tuition, an applicant must self-identity as WICHE resident upon admitted to our program. See the WICHE/WRGP website for details.