MA Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

York University, Canada

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About Programme

We welcome your interest in our program. Our mission is to educate candidates in linguistics and applied linguistics in ways that will prepare them for careers in teaching, research, government, and the private sector.

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


  • Duration: 12 months
  • Fee national: $2,737
  • Fee international: $4,833


  • Duration: 24 months

Our graduate students represent a rich cultural and linguistic mix, and our faculty are well-established international scholars with a remarkable range of research and teaching interests. We are proud of the quality of our program and the fact that students are exposed to many different issues and perspectives in linguistics and applied linguistics.

We offer a one-year M.A. and a four-year Ph.D. program with courses and specialization in either in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. In Linguistics, students can focus on sociolinguistics (language variation and change, discourse analysis, language and law), formal linguistics (phonology, syntax), or psycholinguistics. In Applied Linguistics, students can focus on second language education and assessment, language policy and planning, narrative studies, as well as multi-modal and e-learning. While linguistics and applied linguistics are the structural columns of the program, the program encourages interaction and cross-fertilization between areas of interest represented within the program.

Entry requirements

BA degree (four-year degree) in linguistics or equivalent with a minimum of a B+ grade point average in the last two years of study. MA Applicants to both fields who have studied at a university where English is not the official main language of instruction must, with their application, also produce proof of an English Equivalency score:

  • TOEFL (paper-based: 600, computer-based: 250, iBT: 100)
  • IELTS (Overall Band Score: 7.5)
  • YELT (York English Language Test, Band 1)

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