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Applied Second Language Acquisition

12 months
11524 USD/year
11524 USD/year
6250 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition at Missouri State University is designed for anyone with an interest in teaching languages, including currently certified teachers.


Applied Second Language Acquisition is a flexible degree program from 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.

Key Features 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    11524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6250 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

725 - 1020 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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