The Master of Arts in Language Sciences is a professional preparation degree, providing advanced instruction in linguistic theory to the most accomplished of USC’s Linguistics majors.
Students pursuing an MA in Language Sciences are required to complete 24 units of course work, including a master’s thesis. Students may tailor their course list to further their own professional or academic aspirations by selecting courses in consultation with an adviser.
Students are required to write a thesis and to provide satisfactory written answers to related questions submitted by their master’s committee.
Admission to the program is limited to USC students majoring in Linguistics (or a combined program within Linguistics) who have taken two of the four advanced core courses in Linguistics (LING 401 , LING 402 , LING 403 , LING 415 ) and have a GPA (Linguistics courses only) of B+ or better.