Emphasis - Linguistics
M.A. in Modern Languages
The Department of Modern Languages offers the M.A. in modern languages with emphases in French, German, linguistics, Spanish, and teaching English as a second language (TESL).
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 36
Students must satisfy the requirements for either the emphasis in French, German, Spanish, or TESL.
Emphasis - Linguistics
Students who specialize in linguistics will be exposed to a broad range of linguistic inquiry and will then be encouraged to develop a specific research agenda. With its strong emphasis on research and academic writing, this degree prepares students for doctoral study in general, theoretical, or applied linguistics.
Two options for completing the degree are available, both of which require 36 credit hours. These two options are as follows: (1) 36 hours of graduate-level course work in Ling, MLLL, and Engl, including 6 credit hours from among the core courses, which are Ling 612, 614, 616, and 620; or (2) 24 hours of graduate-level course work in the above areas, including 6 credit hours from among the above mentioned core courses and 12 hours of thesis work. Students who wish to choose the thesis option are additionally required to take either Ling 613 or Ling 639.
Other Academic Requirements
Students must maintain a B average in their course work or be subjected to probation and/or expulsion from the program.
The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.
|24 hours course work||24||Student must complete at least 24 hours of graduate-level course work in his/her emphasis area as approved by his/her GPC/Chair. Student may choose an emphasis in French, German, Spanish, or TESL. For the French, German, and Spanish emphases, the course work must include 15 hours in the emphasis area and up to 9 hours in a minor field. The specialization in TESL requires 36 hours of graduate course work, including the 21 hour core: Ling 600; TESL 542 or 672; TESL 631, 645,647, and 695; and Engl 501 or 592.|
|Select an emphasis||Students must enroll in one of the M.A. in Modern Language specialization areas: French, German, Spanish, or TESL.|
|GPA requirements||A cumulative average of not less than 3.0 (B) must be achieved in all graduate work taken.|
|Liberal Arts Dean's approval||This Degree Audit program is an advising tool only. The student must still apply for a degree by returning a completed Degree Application Form to the dean's office before the last day to add classes in the semester preceding the semester in which the stuent expects to graduate. The Dean's Office will make the final certification that the courses listed on the application qualify the student for graduation. The Dean's Office will also determine if other university requirements (GPA, etc.) have been met.|