Thesis (Plan A) and Written Comprehensive Examination (Plan B) Information

In addition to completing the required coursework for the M.A. in Linguistics, with approval of the graduate advisor, a student must choose either a thesis (Plan A), or a written comprehensive examination (Plan B). Plan A students must select a committee of three faculty, two of whom are from the department, to supervise the thesis. In consultation with the graduate advisor, students select one of two options at the time of filing an official program of study.

For more information on the written comprehensive examination (Plan B), please see:

For more information on the thesis (Plan A), please visit the Thesis Writing and Submission page on Graduate Division's website.