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Path to Degree

This is a proposed Path to Degree.

Academic Year 1

Fall 1 - 13 credits

Courses:

  • Syntax I + Practicum (4 credits)
  • Phonology I + Practicum (4 credits)
  • Linguistics content course (3 credits)

Spring 1 - 11 credits

Courses:

  • Semantics I + Practicum (4 credits)
  • Foundational Issues in Linguistics (3 credits)
  • Professional Development Workshop: Teaching Linguistics Across CUNY Campuses (1 credit)
  • Linguistics content courses (3 credits)

Professional Development: Attend colloquia, Program speaker series, local conferences, SYNC, SQUID, Reading Groups, join labs etc.

Academic Year 2

Fall 2 - 12 credits

Courses:

  • 1 Linguistics content course (3 credits)
  • Any 3 courses (9 credits)

First Examination/Qualifying Paper 1 (QP1):

  • October 15 - Statement of Research Question, core area, and advisors due to EO

Spring 2 - 12 credits

Courses:

  • QP1 Workshop (3 credits)
  • Any 3 courses (9 credits)

QP1:

  • January 27 - Abstract due
  • July 1 - Final paper due
  • Pass QP1 before completion of 45th credit
Transfer MA credits, if any

Academic Year 3

If not yet passed QP1, you must register for WIUs until passing the QP1

Fall 3 - 9 credits

Courses:

  • Any 3 courses (9 credits)

Second Examination/Qualifying Paper 2 (QP2): 

  • Identify QP2 topic
  • Select primary advisor (with primary advisor selecting other advisory committee members)
  • Develop and get committee approval on Statement of Objectives; submit to EO five weeks after last day of classes

Spring 3 - 3 credit

Courses:

  • QP2 Independent Study (3 credits)

Professional Development: Conference presentations (QP1 or QP2, joint lab work)

QP2: Written during summer

Academic Year 4

Fall 4 - no credits

QP2: Oral defense

Dissertation:

  • Select dissertation committee   
  • Schedule dissertation proposal defense  

Professional Development: Conference presentations; grant-writing skills workshop; prepare publications

Spring 4 - no credits

Dissertation:

  • Defend proposal
  • Dissertation supervision

Professional Development: Prepare job search; look for post-doctoral opportunities

Academic Year 5

Fall 5 - no credits

Dissertation: Dissertation supervision

Spring 5 - no credits 

Dissertation: Oral defense   

Professional Development: Job search; conference presentations; interviews

Language requirements (2 language proficiency) may be satisfied at any time before advancing to Level III