McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
Gilmour Hall 212
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8S 4L8

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics and Languages
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Cognitive ScienceLinguistics
Description Based in the Department of Linguistics and Languages, the M.Sc. program in the Cognitive Science of Language is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. The program has a strong research orientation with expertise in cognitive science, corpus linguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and theoretical linguistics. The program introduces students to the issues in those fields that form the nexus of, linguistics, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience, and trains them in the research methods employed to study them. These skills are brought together in a thesis.
Website: Cognitive Science of Language (M.Sc.) at McMaster University – School of Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Provincial: $7,008.00
National: $7,008.00

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year, and represents tuition cost for three semesters. Mandatory supplementary fees are not included. Please see website for complete cost breakdown.

Requirements
Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in the English language as part of their application. The most common evidence is a score on one of the following exams: TOEFL: minimum score of 92 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based); IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section; or MELAB: minimum score of 85. Applicants who have completed an academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

Applicants are required to have an Honour’s Bachelor Degree.