As of February 2019, applications are no longer being accepted for either the MA in Linguistics or the Graduate Certificate in Community-based Literacy. Both programs are being closed. We still invite you to join us as a nondegree student in the summer of 2019, which will be the last summer of the program on the UND campus.

UND’s main website has information on degrees and certificates you can earn by taking SIL-UND courses.

We offer an MA degree in linguistics. The degree is designed to prepare students for studying, documenting and describing the world’s understudied languages. Over 50 students are currently studying for an MA degree, which requires 28 credits of classes plus writing a thesis. (Most of our MA students attended for a summer as non-degree graduate students before applying to join the MA program.)

You can also earn a Graduate Certificate in Community-based Literacy in a single intensive summer (and we have more certificates under development—maybe available as soon as summer 2019).

Undergraduate students can transfer SIL-UND classes to degree programs at other institutions, or include SIL classes as part of a Minor in Linguistics right at UND.

We are very proud of all of our students. To get an idea of the kinds of research projects our MA students do, you might like to have a look at our list of recent MA Thesis titles. If you join us, we help equip you to do research like this, too!

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