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BA/MA Program

The Five-Year B.A./M.A. Program

The Five-Year B.A./M.A. Program in Computational Linguistics allows Brandeis B.A. or B.S. students to complete the first-year coursework of the two-year Computational Linguistics M.A. degree during their undergraduate studies, typically as majors in one or both of language and linguistics and computer science.

The fifth year, in which the student has graduated with a B.A. or B.S. and is enrolled as an M.A. student, then consists of coursework that mirrors the second-year curriculum of the two-year Computational Linguistics M.A. This typically includes at least five advanced computational linguistics courses, including the required COSI 134 and COSI 138, plus either an internship in computational linguistics or a master’s thesis. The master’s thesis must be deposited electronically to the Robert D. Farber University Archives at Brandeis.

The minimum residence requirement is one year, i.e. two semesters of full-time enrollment, beyond the B.A. or B.S.