BA/MA Combined Degree

Bachelor's/Master's Combined Degree

Undergraduate students may apply to the B.A./M.A. program. The Linguistics Department Graduate Handbook provides information on requirements for the program. Interested students must first organize a committee for their M.A. thesis, consisting of an advisor (a faculty member in the Linguistics Department) and a second reader (a member of Northwestern's Graduate Faculty).

Students should then discuss their plan for completing the degree with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies. Once these plans have been approved, the student must provide the Admissions Officer with a tentative thesis title, names of committee members, and a completed Graduate School application form

Applications are ideally completed during Spring quarter of the applicant's junior year (see The Graduate School's website for more information on deadlines).