After years in development, the School has finally received the go-ahead to launch a full suite of graduate programs in Linguistics. Following on the heels of expanded undergraduate offerings including a new BSc announced earlier this year, the new graduate programs are now accepting applicants and will welcome their first cohorts in Fall 2020.
New programs include:
Graduate Diploma (GDip): this unique option will appeal to current Carleton graduate students interested in interface linguistics. It is open to both PhD and Master’s students from disciplines other than Linguistics and will allow them to incorporate the study of linguistics into their primary program. At this time, the GDip is designed primarily for students pursuing Carleton degrees in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, French, and English
MA in Linguistics: this program provides students with a solid grounding in theoretical linguistics covering the main areas of linguistic theory. It takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach as courses are taught by faculty cross-appointed in other units
PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization: this program is intended to help students to generate a record of a language by investigating its structural properties and its role in the culture. As well, this four-year program will train PhD researchers working with endangered language communities to develop the tools and skills necessary to help maintain and promote their language and culture.