12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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The MA English - Linguistics program from George Mason University is theoretically oriented and provides a solid foundation in the major subfields of linguistics: phonology, syntax, and semantics. 

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The MA English - Linguistics program from George Mason University combines courses in linguistics with courses in some related areas of language study, such as teaching English as a second language, bilingual education, or foreign language teaching. 

This course of study is designed to prepare students for teaching in one of these fields or for doctoral work.

Key Features 

  • Most graduates teach language—they are ESL instructors at colleges, adult education programs, and in public school systems. Linguists are also employed in hospitals as speech and language therapists. 
  • They might hold positions in industry as computational linguists, dealing with language understanding by machines. Other career opportunities include automatic translation, speech recognition, and brand-name creation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • First Language Acquisition
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Phonology

  • Syntax

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Goals statement (uploaded via online application). The goals statement should be 750 - 1000 words and describe particular areas of interest within a chosen concentration
  • A 1,500 to 2,000-word writing sample is required for all concentrations. Applicants to the concentration in linguistics should submit an analytical writing sample.

  • The names and email addresses (via the online application) of the two individuals who will be submitting the required letters of recommendation. The recommendations should be academic, rather than professional or personal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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