Students with a strong record in their major courses and an interest in graduate study are eligible to apply for the BA/MA program in linguistics when they are within 4 courses of completing all Weinberg College requirements for the BA degree. Students pursuing the combined BA/MA degree must complete all requirements for the BA degree along with the course requirements for the Linguistics major, and must complete 7 additional courses for the Linguistics MA. Up to 3 courses can be double-counted towards both BA and the Linguistics MA requirements, but double-counting does not reduce the total number of courses required to complete the combined degree. Linguistics majors interested in the combined BA/MA program must meet with the Linguistics Director of Undergraduate Study no later than the end of their junior year.
More information on the combined BA/MA degree can be found on The Graduate School website http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/academics/programs/dual-degrees/bachelors-masters.html. Applications for the combined degree should be made no later than spring quarter of junior year. For more information on the application process, see https://www.applyweb.com/nugrad/index.ftl. See also Accelerated Master's Programs in this catalog.