The Ph.D. program in Linguistics is intended to train candidates for teaching and research positions. The students are expected to have completed an M.A. program in linguistics. The program consists of minimum 24 credits of course work taken at the Ph.D. level. These credits include the credits of the three core courses, Ling 601 (Phonology), Ling 612 (Morphology) and Ling 641 (Syntax). In the case that the prerequisites for the Ph.D. courses have not been met by the student during previous graduate studies, all the required courses have to be taken prior to official enrollment in the program. A maximum of eight credits may be transferred from an accredited Ph.D. program. A qualifying paper (published or publishable) should be submitted before the formal thesis proposal.