This program is recommended for all students interested in a graduate program of studies and research in applied linguistics. It targets students who are interested in the vast area of language and linguistics research and in interdisciplinary interactions of language studies with computer science, psychology, communication, or other areas. This program is expected to be completed within two years of study.

For more information on this field of study, see the Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies website.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a minimum of 9 credit units of Linguistics or Applied Linguistics courses at the undergraduate level

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 994 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • LING 990.0
  • LING 994.0

Students are advised that in cases when their proposed research involves human participants, they are required to submit an Ethics application and receive the approval of the Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the study.

General Linguistics Concentration

Students must complete 15 credit units, as follows:

  • LING 815.3
  • LING 804.3
  • LING 816.3 OR LING 817.3
  • 3 credit units LING 800-level class
  • 3 credit units in 800-level class in ECUR, LING, PHIL, PSY

Applied Linguistics Concentration

Students must complete 15 credit units, as follows:

  • LING 818.3
  • LING: 819.3
  • LING 803.3
  • LING 820.3
  • 3 credit units at the 800-level in ECUR, LING, PHIL, PSY