Master of Arts in Navajo Linguistics

The Linguistics Department offers a M.A with a concentration in Native Languages of the Southwest with a focus in Navajo.

The candidate must take the following courses:

Navajo 501Navajo Linguistics
Navajo 511Navajo Verb, System I
Navajo 512Navajo Verb, System II
Navajo 515Advanced Navajo

Additionally one course must be taken from: Field Research, Native American Language or Issues in Bilingual Education.

General Requirements of MA Program

Plan I : 24 hours coursework and 6 hours thesis

Plan II : 32 hours coursework only, no thesis

  • A minimum of 12 hours of 500-level coursework is required under either plan.
  • All work, including transferred coursework, must be completed within 7 years.
  • To remain in good standing in the program the student is expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Coursework Requirements

The entering MA student is expected to have completed 18 hours of basic linguistics courses including the following courses or their equivalents:

  • Introductory Linguistics, Phonological Analysis, Phonetics
  • Grammatical Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics.

Deficiencies in these prerequisites may be made up after admission to the MA program.