Northeastern Illinois University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Linguistics


5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Linguistics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Linguistics Department offers a Master of Arts in general and applied linguistics. Students are trained to critically examine and analyze the world within and around them through language. Our dynamic curriculum combines core studies in the structure of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) with current approaches in sociolinguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language contact and bilingualism, World Englishes, endangered languages, discourse analysis, and identity. Careers • Teaching • Curriculum Development • Language Documentation • Forensic Linguistics • Speech Pathology • Audiology • Computational Linguistics • Translation and Interpretation • Language Policy • Government Intelligence • Product Branding • Publishing Requirements for the Degree: 12 courses/36 hours of course work; Cumulative 3.0 GPA in Linguistics courses with no more than 2 grades of C; successful completion and oral defense of a Linguistics Capstone course or Thesis. Required Courses: LING-401 Fundamentals of Modern Linguistics LING-405 Typology LING-422 Phonology LING-427 Morphology or LING-435 Semantics LING-437 Generative Grammar LING-446 Sociolinguistics LING-450 First Language Acquisition PLUS 5 electives


The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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