MA in AL Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

No GRE required.

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To be considered for admission to the Master’s in Applied Linguistics program, applicants must:

  • Satisfy the program that his or her undergraduate preparation indicates a high potential for successful advanced study of applied linguistics.
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate studies; or a minimum of 3.2 GPA in their graduate studies.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members in their undergraduate institutions.
  • Submit a personal statement that clearly articulates educational and professional goals. The personal statement should explain the applicant’s reasons for applying to the applied linguistics program, his/her learning objectives, any experience related to applied linguistics and long-term professional objectives.

Upon acceptance into the program, students will be assigned a faculty program advisor (PA) who will serve as the student’s academic advisor and will mentor the student during his/her active enrollment in the program.

In case a student is accepted into the program without the necessary background and is assigned additional preparatory courses, the student’s admission status will be “deferred acceptance”. After completing these additional courses, the student’s status will be reclassified to “full acceptance/matriculation”.