The Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA LING) is a two-year graduate academic degree, strongly oriented towards field work. The program emphasizes practical linguistic analysis in the development of language programs in roles such as language revitalization, orthography development, literacy program development, and translation. Graduates are prepared to publish research findings in academic journals, pursue ongoing professional development, enter doctoral programs, and integrate their faith with their work. The program is offered by Trinity Western University through Canada Institute of Linguistics. The rich field experience and expertise of the CanIL faculty, along with the applied nature of the program, makes it one of the finest field-oriented programs in North America.
Students may transfer up to 18 semester hours of graduate level credit into the program from other accredited institutions (including but not limited to other SIL training partners such as DIU (formerly GIAL), Biola, SIL UND, etc.). Transfer credit must be in the area of linguistics and must not come from a degree which has already been conferred. The registrar and program chair will determine which courses may be transferred and from which institutions at the point of admission.
The MA LING program may be completed in two years of full-time study provided there are no additional requirements of prerequisite courses or thesis research. All students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 and any grade below B- will not count toward graduation. See full list of admission requirements here, plus additional requirements for International students here.