Length of Study
Full-time students in the MA program typically take 2 years (4 semesters) to complete the MA degree. According to this timeline, the first year is dedicated to course work and language training, while the second year is devoted to developing the MA thesis project. Depending on the student’s language levels coming into the program, it is possible to complete the MA degree in fewer than 4 semesters. Because a compressed timeline requires a heavy course load and advanced planning, any student wishing to expedite the MA degree must closely consult with the MA Director about their schedule.
Program models, demonstrating different lengths of study, can be found here.