Linguistics 5-Year Combined BA/MA (Starting from Fall 2019)

5-Year BA/MA in Lingustics

Students in this program complete a total of 108 undergraduate (UG) credits and 36 graduate credits. Of the 108 UG credits, 23-25 credits must include the requirements listed below. Undergraduates should apply for admission to the Graduate School during the Spring Semester in which they expect to have completed 108 credits.  Students who are accepted into the Linguistics MA program begin taking courses for graduate credit the following semester.

Undergraduate Requirements (23-25 credits)

The following course requirements must be completed before students begin taking courses for graduate credit.

Required Core Courses (9 credits)

  • LING 270S  Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 375X  Linguistic Ecology and Language Endangerment (3 credits)
  • LING 470  Linguistic Analysis (3 credits)

Required Seminar (3 credits)

  • LING 494 Linguistics Seminar

Language Courses (8-10 credits)

8 to 10 credites of language courses (typically two semesters) taken at UM.
General Education’s Foreign Language course credits do not satisfy for major. 

Elective Courses (3 credits)

  • LING 473  Language and Culture (3 credits)
  • LING 474  Historical Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 475  Linguistic Field Methods (3 credits)
  • LING 477  Bilingualism (3 credits)
  • LING 478  Learner Language (3 credits)
  • LING 484  North American Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (3 credits)
  • MCLG 410  Methods for Teaching Foreign Language
  • SPNS 305  Spanish Phonetics and Phonology 
  • SPNS 400  Applied Languistics
  • ANTY 476  Methods for Native Languages

 

Graduate Requirements

Students earning an MA degree in Linguistics at the University of Montana complete a 36-credit-hour program of study. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Any student may elect to pursue the non-thesis option. Students wishing to pursue the thesis option must submit a thesis proposal draft in April of their second semester, and a final thesis proposal one week before the start of the following Fall semester. Students whose proposals are approved may then elect to pursue the thesis option. The requirements for each option are listed below. Please see Course Catalog for the Linguistics course description

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses (36 credits)

  • LING 571 Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
  • LING 572 Generative Syntax (3 credits)
  • LING 574 Historical Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 589 Morphology (3 credits)

1 of the following:

  • LING 575 Linguistic Field Methods (3 credits) or
  • LING 584 NA Indigenous Languages & Linguistics  (3 credits)

Required Seminars (9 credits)

  • 3 semesters of LING 570

Elective Courses* (12 credits)

Comprehensive Exam

 

Thesis Option

Required Courses (30 credits)

  • LING 571 Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
  • LING 572 Generative Syntax (3 credits)
  • LING 574 Historical Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 589 Morphology (3 credits)

1 of the following:

  • LING 575 Linguistic Field Methods (3 credits) or
  • LING 584 NA Indigenous Languages & Linguistics (3 credits)

Required Seminars (6 credits)

  • 2 semesters of LING 570

Elective courses* (9 credits)

Thesis (6 credits)

  • LING 699 Thesis (6 credits)

*Elective courses:

  • LING 477 Bilingualism
  • LING 478 Learner Language
  • LING 491 Special Topics
  • LING 573 Language and Culture
  • LING 575 Linguistic Field Methods**
  • LING 584 NA Indigenous Languages & Linguistics**
  • LING 570 Seminar in Linguistics or LING 494 Seminar (equivalent, LING 570)

** If LING 575 is taken to satisfy a required course, this cannot be used for an elective course. The same rule applies to LING 584.