The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.
Total Units Required for the Master's Degree: 9
The Linguistics Department Graduate Handbook provides information on requirements for the program. Interested students must first organize a committee for their M.A. thesis, consisting of an advisor (a faculty member in the Linguistics Department) and a second reader (a member of Northwestern's Graduate Faculty).
Students should then discuss their plan for completing the degree with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies. Once these plans have been approved, the student must provide the Admissions Officer with a tentative thesis title, names of committee members, and complete The Graduate School's application form.