A student who has not completed one or more of the preceding four courses may enroll in the required course(s) concurrently with graduate coursework in the program.
If the student lacks the prerequisite number of linguistics courses, they must be made up with at least a 3.0 GPA in such makeup coursework. In the event that the student’s GPA in prerequisite Linguistics courses is less than 3.0, six to nine units of probationary, adviser-approved coursework may be assigned. If the GPA in these probationary courses is 3.0 or better, the student may be classified. Some courses taken to make up qualitative deficiencies may be credited toward the M.A. if completed with a “B” (3.0) or better, and if applicable to the student’s particular study plan. Courses taken to remove quantitative deficiencies may not be applied to the M.A. program.
Knowledge of one foreign language is required (equivalent of Modern Languages 317 course). Students without coursework in a foreign language may demonstrate proficiency by a score of average or better on the MLA-ETS Proficiency Examination for Advanced Students. Work toward fulfillment of this requirement may be taken concurrently with graduate work in linguistics.
Modifications of certain prerequisite requirements may be permitted in exceptional circumstances.
A study plan must be developed and approved for admission to classified graduate standing.