Notice
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 phased out. 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. 

We have offered an MA degree in linguistics. The degree is designed to prepare students for studying, documenting and describing the world’s understudied languages. Over 40 students are currently finishing up this degree, which requires 28 credits of classes plus writing a thesis. 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.

In the past, students were also able to earn a Graduate Certificate in Community-based Literacy in a single intensive summer, based on the Literacy Megacourse; this was last offered in 2017.

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, and grateful for the chance to get to know them, to teach them and learn from them!

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