Offered by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, the MA in Linguistics provides students with a grounding in the core areas of theoretical linguistics . It takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach,  both by focusing on the interfaces between subdomains of linguistics, and by bringing in interfaces with allied fields. Most courses are taught by faculty cross-appointed in other units. Furthermore, students will be able to take graduate courses in related areas such as cognitive science, French, language acquisition, language documentation and psycholinguistics.

You can find a list of our renowned and dedicated faculty on this website: Scroll down to see the list of cross-appointed faculty and visiting scholars.

At the graduate level, we also offer a Graduate Diploma in Linguisitics, a PhD in Linguistics, Language Documentation and Revitalization and an MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies.


Carleton is located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital and a bilingual, multicultural centre of government, education, health care, and the headquarters for many non-profit organizations. This makes it an ideal site for the study of advanced linguistics. Our connections to these organizations provide our students with teaching and research opportunities during their program and with career options once they graduate.

Program Information


LENGTH:  2 years


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 1 for space & funding: August 31 (final)

PATHWAY OPTIONS:  Thesis, Research Essay

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Lev Blumenfeld, Grad Supervisor,

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