Linguistics (M.A.)

Program Description

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics (Thesis) offered by the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts is a research-intensive program that emphasizes rigorous and comprehensive learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, original thinking, and academic writing to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Keywords: Theoretical linguistics, experimental linguistics, computational linguistics, quantitative methods, linguistic field work, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, linguistics.

Unique Program Features

  • The program provides training in the fundamentals of theoretical and experimental linguistics;
  • Typically, funding packages for Master's students is for one year and eight months and cover living expenses, tuition, and fees;
  • Normally, full-time graduate students in the program (who maintain strong academic records) receive funding;
  • Students benefit from access to a rich research landscape in cognitive science since many Faculty members associated with the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) and Mila - Quebec AI Institute;
  • The Department has several labs for conducting research including rooms for elicitation, running experiments including in sound booths and with an eye-tracker in addition to access to high performance computing infrastructure.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MA in Linguistics website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradprogram.linguistics [at] (subject: MA%20in%20Linguistics) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 December 10 December 10

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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