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SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
Overall GPA
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Required two-course introductory sequence; two courses in research design and methodology; three courses in specialization area; one elective course; four-course minor, often in a language-concentration area. See list of interdisciplinary coureses and an SLA advisor.
Specific Credits
36 total including 6 credits introductory survey, 6 credits research methods, 9 credits specialization, 3 credits elective, 12-credit minor.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Students must take the preliminary examination within one year of completing the required course work for the Ph.D. major and minor. Students must pass the preliminary examinations within two years of completing the required course work. The dissertation proposal must be approved no later than one calendar year after achieving dissertator status.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Students must meet the oral and reading language requirements before being granted dissertator status.
Language Requirements
Thelanguage requirement for the Ph.D. major contains two parts: oral proficiency and reading proficiency, which must be in different languages and not include English. Students may not be recommended for dissertator status until they have fulfilled both parts of the language requirement.
Minor Requirement
Four courses (12 credits) from a language department or area related to work in SLA. Advisor approval required.
An advising committee will be appointed for each student. Programs of study must be approved by advisors.
Review Policy