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Graduate Students

Our graduate programs are being discontinued and are no longer admitting new students. Visit Academic Transformation page on the Eberly College website for more information.


The Department offers two Master’s degree programs:  M.A. in Linguistics and M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL). Each program requires 30 hours of coursework.  The Department also offers three 12-hour Graduate Certificates in Linguistics, Spanish and TESOL. It is possible to combine two M.A. programs or an M.A. program and a Graduate Certificate and complete both within an accelerated time frame.

  As a graduate student in any of our programs, you are encouraged to become professionally active and participate in a variety of departmental and professional language and culture activities, such as language conversation tables, clubs, foreign films, cultural outreach to schools and the community and state, regional and national professional conferences.

  Our programs are unique in this region, attracting students from across the United States and around the world. Since the master’s degree is our highest degree, our M.A. students’ academic and professional development receives our full attention and resources. The diverse expertise of our faculty provides students with interesting and flexible plans of study as well as ample opportunities to evolve as leaders and decision makers within their classrooms and within our department.

 O ur students have gone on to pursue careers in a variety of areas with an international dimension, including business, government, the travel industry and missionary work.