- BA degree preferably in Linguistics or BA/BED Degree in other related disciplines such as Ethiopian Languages and Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature or minoring in language studies.
- A grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 and above in undergraduate program.
- Satisfactory performance in written entrance test administered as part of application process.
- Fulfilment of other admission requirements set by BDU
The program has the following objectives:
- To raise levels of awareness of students on the formal and substantive aspects of the general state of linguistics.
- To equip students with basic research skills in the,
- identification of linguistic units such as phonemes, morphemes, lexemes etc
- Elicitation techniques of corpus and management thereof such as recording, transcription, description, classification, and interpretation of Linguistic facts and generalization.
- It will also aims to
- Present explanatory adequacy of linguistic formalization
- Enable students to apply professional ethics of research
- Promote applied research on the hitherto unknown languages of the country,
- Help students develop expert opinion on policy issues at various level
- Enable students to show sufficient potential to do higher degree.
- 27 Credit hours of course work.
- A minimum CGPA of 3.00, and
- A thesis approved by internal and/ or external examiners with a minimum evaluation of Satisfactory
All candidates are expected to be registered for courses based on the following arrangement
Year I, Semester I
Research Methods in Linguistics
Year I, Semester II
Comparative survey of African Linguistics
Year II, Semester I
Historical and Comparative Linguistics
Contemporary issues in Descriptive & Theoretical Linguistics
Year II, Semester II
MA Thesis Will Not be computed for CGPA