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Applied Second Language Acquisition

Missouri State University

Master On Campus
12 months
Duration
11524 USD/year
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6250 USD/year
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About

Why pursue a Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition at Missouri State University?

Overview

The Applied Second Language Acquisition is a flexible degree program at Missouri State University that combines training in topics pertinent to second language acquisition theory and practice, including linguistics, research and teaching methods, and materials and assessment design, with advanced discipline-specific coursework focused on the areas of TESOL, Spanish and French.

It is designed for anyone with an interest in teaching one of these languages, including currently certified teachers.

MASLA graduates will be well qualified to teach languages in a variety of settings, both in the United States and abroad.

Careers and outcomes

  • A language degree can help you land a career in international business, government service (e.g. Peace Corps, CIA, FBI, Immigration and Naturalization, State Department), publishing, translating and teaching in high schools or colleges.
  • The U.S. government is one of the largest employers of people with foreign language skills.
  • You can also work in banking, sales, travel and tourism, police work and journalism; these industries have a high need for people with foreign language training.
  • Recent MSU graduates now work in Europe and Asia; others have gone to graduate, professional or law schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Linguistic Theory
  • Principles of Second Language Acquisition
  • Introduction to Research Methods in English
  • Advanced Research in the Discipline
  • Materials and Assessment in TESOL
  • Materials and Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
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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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Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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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.
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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

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in English, French, or Spanish, or a bachelor's degree in another field and significant course work and/or experience relating to the focus areas of this program (linguistics, language teaching, foreign language proficiency, etc.);
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 in all previous university-level course work;
  • Submit a completed Missouri State University Graduate Application;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11524 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6250 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    6250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6250 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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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