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M.A. in Applied Linguistics

The M.A. in Applied Linguistics provides students with foundational knowledge of linguistics and its practical application to real world concerns. It addresses issues in language teaching and learning, language assessment, second language literacy development, cross-cultural communication, and empirical research in language acquisition.

The overall goal of the program is to graduate students as knowledgeable and skilled English language specialists who can work in a variety of professional careers in applied linguistics at home and abroad such as second language education, adult literacy development, language assessment and evaluation, various domestic and international contexts of TESOL, language program administration, and publishing.

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Comprehensive. Curriculum provides students with foundational knowledge of linguistics and its practical application to real world concerns.

Career-Focused. Graduates are prepared for domestic and international careers in applied linguistics, including second language education, adult literacy development, language assessment and evaluation.

Individual. Students have the opportunity to tailor the program to individual research and career interests through a hands-on practicum experience, and choice of a culminating thesis or project.

Admissions

The Applied Linguistics M.A. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Applied Linguistics M.A. program is a minimum of 36 credits.

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Related Programs

English, M.A.