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Applied Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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