Trinity Western University

Graduate Program in Linguistics (M.A.)

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission, applicants must have:

  • A Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all undergraduate work and 3.0 based on the last two years of the B.A.
  • Completed at least 12 sem. hrs. of linguistics prerequisites including courses equivalent to Articulatory Phonetics, Phonological Analysis, and Grammatical Analysis. All prerequisite courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B.
  • Completed at least 6 sem. hrs. (or equivalent) of a foreign language. If the applicant does not meet this requirement, the requirement may be met later in the program. However, any credits earned towards the foreign language requirement will not be included in the total hours needed to complete the M.A.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer based) for students who do not have English as their native or primary language.

Students may transfer into the program up to 18 sem. hrs. from other institutions. The Registrar and program director determine which courses may be transferred and from which institutions.

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