MA Indigenous Language Revitalization

University of Victoria, Canada

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About Programme

To ensure a generation of language experts who will have the language and academic skills to participate and lead successful language revitalization efforts in Indigenous communities, and to develop language scholars who will have the expertise to support post-secondary instruction in the revitalization, recovery and maintenance of Indigenous languages.

  • Type: On campus
  • Start: September
  • Language: English


  • Duration: 24 months
  • Fee national: $10,064

Offered jointly through University of Victoria Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Education. Students take some core modules and can choose from a number of optional modules.

Core modules:

  • Leadership & Governance for Language Revitalization
  • Program and Curriculum Development in Language Revitalization
  • Seminar in Applied Linguistics

One of:

  • Indigenous Research Methods
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Comprehensive Examination (Project Option Only)

One of:

  • Major Project
  • Thesis

Entry requirements

A baccalaureate degree (or equivalent from another country) from an accredited and recognized institution. First priority will go to applicants who are fluent/literate or semi-fluent/literate in any Indigenous language. A reference letter attesting to applicant’s interest and level of fluency will be required from either the relevant language authority (if one exists) or another person or organization recognized by the Indigenous Education Graduate Program Committee.

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