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World Languages and Literatures

Portland State University

24 months
671 USD/credit 20130 USD/year
671 USD/credit 20130 USD/year
444 USD/credit 13320 USD/year
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The M.A. in World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University is a graduate degree with concentration in a primary language, a secondary language, and linguistics. The primary language may be French, German, Japanese or Spanish and the secondary language may be Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Our Mission

  • We serve and sustain a vibrant urban region through our creativity, collective knowledge and expertise.
  • We are dedicated to collaborative learning, innovative research, sustainability and community engagement.
  • We educate a diverse community of lifelong learners.
  • Our research and teaching have global impact.

World Languages and Literatures Values 

  • We promote access, inclusion and equity as pillars of excellence.
  • We commit to curiosity, collaboration, stewardship and sustainability.
  • We strive for excellence and innovation that solves problems.
  • We believe everyone should be treated with integrity and respect.

Our Reputation

Portland State University pursues excellence through: Accessibility; innovation; collaboration; engagement; sustainability; transformation.

Our Position

  • An anchor institution, providing the Portland region with a highly educated population, substantial economic impact, and distinctive contributions to its culture.
  • Contributing unique scholarship and research that support quality of life through problem solving.
  • Delivering on our access mission, contributing to a highly educated and diverse community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Proficiency Testing and Teaching
  • Methods of Teaching World Languages
  • French Linguistics
  • Applied French Linguistics
  • German Linguistics
  • Spanish Linguistics 
  • Applied Spanish Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Complete the PSU Application for Graduate Admission. Please note, along with your application you will also need to submit:

  • One transcript for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals with whom you have studied or who know your work
  • Written statement detailing your background and indicating goal and reasons for selecting this field as a future profession
  • A writing sample from your most recent coursework in the language(s) for which you are applying
  • All supporting documents (described above) can be uploaded through your online application 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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