University of Texas El Paso

M.A. On Campus
12 months
14878 USD/year
14878 USD/year
6170 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The program in Linguistics at University of Texas El Paso provides broad training in both theoretical and applied linguistics, preparing students for Ph.D. studies in Linguistics, as well as for careers in TESOL and language teaching.


The Linguistics program at University of Texas El Paso is distinctive in that classes are generally small and the atmosphere supportive, while at the same time the faculty are internationally recognized for their research achievements, which often involve active student collaboration. El Paso's multilingual character and its location on the U.S.-Mexico border make for a fascinating environment for anyone interested in language and language learning. Most El Paso residents are bilingual in English and Spanish. German and Korean are often overheard, and there are Apache- and Tarahumara-speaking communities nearby.

Learning outcomes

The study of Linguistics often begins at the graduate level. The research strengths of the department include the areas of phonology, syntax, lexicography, historical linguistics, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, Spanish linguistics, English linguistics, and TESOL. Graduate students in these areas have the opportunity to work with members of the linguistics faculty in producing original work contributing to the body of linguistic knowledge .


The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Linguistic Analysis
  • Generative Syntax
  • Phonology
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Seminar in Special Topics in Linguistic
  • Principles of Linguistic Analysis
  • Second Language Teaching--English
  • Generative Syntax
  • Pedagogical Issues in English Structure
  • English Historical Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Fall International deadline: 01 March




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume / CV
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Diploma certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14878 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14878 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    6170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6170 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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