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MA/PhD Degree

The MA/PhD program is a new combined program designed for students entering with a BA with the intention of earning a PhD. The program consists of core coursework, requirements for specific Areas of Concentration (ARCO), preliminary exams, comprehensive exams, and dissertation work. The ARCOs available are:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

If none of the above ARCOs are chosen, then the student will be in the General and Descriptive Linguistics Program.

Student Handbook

Student Handbook for all linguistics department graduate students (MA and PhD):