M.A. On Campus

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Arizona State University

24 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Linguistics and Applied Linguistics MA program offered at Arizona State University provides students who love language with foundational training in linguistics and applied linguistics research.


Students choose a track – either general linguistics or applied linguistics – and then take courses in a variety of areas within that track, including: second language acquisition and teaching, language change and variation, world Englishes, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis.

Furthermore, the flexible curriculum allows students to tailor the Linguistics and Applied Linguistics MA program offered at Arizona State University toward their personal interests, to combine their interests, or to explore interdisciplinary topics. With a variety of internships and an innovative mentoring program focused on professional development, students are well-prepared for entrance into teaching careers or doctoral programs. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates with research expertise in linguistics and applied linguistics work in a variety of professional contexts around the globe, including academia, government, business, health care, legal settings, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, advertising, marketing and publishing. Many graduates also go on to pursue PhD degrees in linguistics, applied linguistics and many other fields and disciplines such as education, speech and hearing sciences, law, information technology, computer science, communication and anthropology.

Career examples include:

  • accent coach
  • computer programmer
  • data analyst
  • foreign service worker
  • language consultant or language documentation expert
  • language program director or coordinator
  • language teacher
  • lexicographer
  • materials designer and developer
  • program and curriculum developer
  • teacher trainer
  • writer or editor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Research Methods
  • Linguistics
  • Semantics
  • American English
  • Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Grammar for TESL
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Curriculum Design and Materials Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in such related fields as anthropology, applied linguistics, communication, cognitive science, comparative languages and literatures, literature, education, history, law, linguistics, modern languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, rhetoric, composition, sociology, or speech and hearing science from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00= "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00= "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of purpose
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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