1. LING 700: Introduction to Linguistic Science or its equivalent
  2. Reading ability in a foreign language (not English) with a significant linguistic literature.


Thirty-three credit hours of graduate work including:

  1. LING 794: Proseminar
  2. LING 705: Phonetics I
  3. LING 712: Phonology I
  4. LING 725: Syntax I
  5. LING 709: Introduction to Language Acquisition
    LING 715: Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition
  6. LING 735: Psycholinguistics
    LING 738: Introduction to Neurolinguistics
  7. One of the following research methods courses:
    • LING 720: Research Methods in Linguistics
    • LING 741: Field Methods in Linguistic Description
    • LING 782: Research Methods in Child Language

Twelve credit hours of electives to be determined by the student and the student's advisor; not to include LING 998 Independent Study or LING 850/851/852.


A written comprehensive exam taken no later than the semester in which the student completes the 33 hours of course work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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