Master of Arts in Cognitive Linguistics

The Master of Arts (MA) in Cognitive Linguistics through the Department of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University requires 30 credit hours and a written MA thesis. The committee supervising the thesis consists of a director and two additional faculty members, conforming to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies.

A canonical interval for completing the program is four semesters. Other arrangements are possible. Part-time enrollment is also possible. The required courses include two courses in theory (406 & 407, 3 credits each), two courses in research (408 & 409, 3 credits each), for a total of 12 credits, plus an additional 6 credits of electives (typically two other courses with COGS designations, at the 300 or 400 level), for a total of 18 credits, and 12 credit hours of thesis work.

How Do I Apply?

Applications for the degree program are submitted online only. Apply by visiting the School of Graduate Studies webpage for prospective students.

Students interested in non-degree enrollment should consult the School of Graduate Studies webpage for non-degree students.

In order to consider each applicant’s case fully and fairly we prefer to receive a completed application (see the School of Graduate Studies website for details) by 1 May for admission in the fall of that year.

Contact Us

For questions about the program, contact Program Director Vera Tobin at For questions about application procedures, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at