The program is open to all who have successfully completed an undergraduate program at an accredited institution and are interested in the issues of general and theoretical linguistics. Requirements for the Master of Arts degree in linguistics consist of minimum 24 credit hours of course work and a thesis. Students who have not taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses specified in the course descriptions are required to complete them successfully on a non-credit basis. Area electives in the program may be chosen from courses at 400 level or above in linguistics, or, with the consent of the advisor, in related fields. A maximum of eight credits may be transferred from other accredited graduate linguistics programs.