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Degree

Master of Art in Linguistic

master

Degree

Master of Art in Linguistic

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $6,731 CAD

  • Application fee

    $90 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2-3 years

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-March-2021 2021-03-01

Overview

Master of Art in Linguistic

The MA in Applied Linguistics is a two-year research-based master of arts program. The Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics involves coursework (five three-credit-units courses) in the areas of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics plus writing and defending an MA thesis based on individual research. Graduate students pursue original research on national and minority languages and linguocultures of Saskatchewan and Canada, as well as the research on languages and language teaching throughout the world.

In particular, the university is interested in research projects related to sociolinguistics, language maintenance in Canada and abroad, heritage languages of Canada, morphology, syntax, phonetics, TESOL, second/foreign/native language acquisition, and other areas listed below. Students can also make inquiries about other possible areas of language-related studies.

Areas of research projects for the MA thesis may include:

  1. general and applied linguistics
  2. heritage and minority language maintenance in Canada and abroad
  3. language teaching and language acquisition
  4. second/additional/foreign/child language acquisition
  5. sociolinguistics
  6. phonetics
  7. language and culture interactions
  8. discourse analysis and pragmatics
  9. empirical linguistics
  10. corpus linguistics
  11. language documentation
  12. morphology
  13. syntax
  14. computational linguistics
  15. English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Doukhobor Russian

Examples of recent topics chosen by students include extracurricular activities in university language classes, language attitudes of Ukrainian speakers in Saskatchewan, maintenance of Mandarin Chinese and Russian in the families of immigrants in Saskatchewan, Doukhobor language and culture, language attitudes and ethnic identity of Iranian immigrants in Saskatchewan, non-verbal communication in aquatic environments,  discourse analysis of texts describing depression, language requirements of international students in Saskatchewan, euphemisms in medical communication, and non-verbal communication tools in ESL classrooms.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$10,787

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,092
Accommodation 1 bed room $4,056
Tuition 1 person $6,731

Hourly wage

Min wage

13 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

1_ Transcripts
2_ English language proficiency (if required)
3_ CV/Resume
4_ research statement

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

86
19
listening
19
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

63
59
listening
59
writing
59
speaking
59
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Duolingo English Test (DET): Score of 110 or better
Prospective graduate students who do not meet language proficiency requirements for admission may choose to fulfil those requirements by sucessfully completing the U-PREP program at the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre (USLC).
For students with a conditional admission to most graduate programs, the U-PREP program is an option to study academic English at the University of Saskatchewan before moving directly into their graduate program.

Academic background and requirement

1_ A cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units) 2_ A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study 3_ A minimum of nine credit units of Linguistics or Applied Linguistics courses at the undergraduate level

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