Applied Linguistics

Montclair State University

24 months
1030 USD/credit
1030 USD/credit
713 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Applied Linguistics prepares students for careers in a variety of professions where an understanding of language is essential.


Students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of several areas. Among these areas are second language learning and teaching, TESL, discourse analysis, computational linguistics, language policy and language planning. As an example, students who are interested in the interaction between language and society might choose to take Language Policy and Language Planning, Language and Culture, and Languages in Contact as three of their electives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Current Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Policy and Language Planning
  • Literacy
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Translation Theory
  • The Structure of American Sign Language
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Topics in Cognitive Linguistics
  • Cross-Cultural Discourse Analysis
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Acquisition/Learning
  • Advanced Structure of American English
  • Methodology of Teaching ESL
  • Computer-Assisted Language Instruction
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Language and Culture in Minority Education
  • Languages in Contact
  • Language Policy in Nations in Transition
  • Languages of the USA
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Language Socialization
  • Cross-cultural Perspectives on Literacy
  • Linguistics and Reading
  • Current Issues in Natural Language Processing
  • Lexicography
  • Language and Mobile Communication
  • Selected Topics in Applied Linguistics
  • Independent Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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