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Brooks Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400120
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4120
(434) 924-7048 Fax: (434) 924-1350

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

Of the 30 credits required for the master’s degree, students are expected to complete a minimum of 27 credits of graded coursework and up to three credits of non-topical research associated with the completion of a thesis.  Among the graded credits, students are expected to complete LNGS 7010 (Linguistics Theory and Analysis), a course in historical linguistics, a course in the structure of a language approved by the Linguistics program, a course in theoretical linguistics and electives chosen in consultation with the faculty.

Students are expected to demonstrate reading knowledge in French, German or another language approved by the faculty and to pass a comprehensive qualifying examination.

Students may elect to write a thesis after consulting on the timing and the topic with their advisor.

Course Description

 The following courses satisfy Linguistics requirements. Refer to the appropriate department for course descriptions.

English Language and Literature

French Language and Literature

General Linguistics

 (Courses offered through Slavic Languages and Literatures)

Germanic Languages and Literature

Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Languages and Literatures