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Applied Linguistics, M.A.

Applied linguistics is an ever-expanding and interdisciplinary field using the foundational knowledge of human language to engage real-world concerns. The field explores language teaching and learning, language assessment, second language literacy development, cross-cultural communication, and language acquisition, as well as empirical research in any of the above subfields of applied linguistics.

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Program Overview

The program provides students with a rigorous and collaborative learning experience in the core areas of applied linguistics. Built-in flexibility allows students to pursue their own interests through independent study, practicum, and thesis/project work in preparation for professional careers or doctoral study. The program requires 36 credit hours.

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