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Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture

University of Southern Indiana

M.A.
24 months
Duration
692 USD/credit
692 USD/credit
351 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

Beginning in summer 2016, the University of Southern Indiana will offer the Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture (MASPC) degree.

Overview

The new graduate program offers methodological knowledge and skills to teach foreign languages to English speakers and non-English speakers. The degree provides professional knowledge that helps to shape public policy on multilingualism and multiculturalism and offers internship and independent research opportunities.

With a combination of online and on-campus courses, the MASPC can be completed in 1.5 years, which includes three summer sessions.

The Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture includes opportunities to obtain professional certifications in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Cultural Awareness Training (CAT), which are highly-sought by employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Special Topics in Education
  • Policies and Processes in the Public Sector
  • Special Topics in Communication Studies 
  • Communication and Culture
  • Cultural Awareness Training Certificate 
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate
  • Technology and Second Language Acquisition

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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.
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

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate Studies Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Transcript Submission
  • Verification of English competency

Submit an official TOEFL or International English Language Testing System  score report verifying a minimum total score of one of the following:

  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 79
  • IELTS: 6
Additional Documents
  • Copy of Visa or Passport
  • International Graduate Student Estimate of Expenses
  • International Statement of Finance Form
  • International Student Transfer Form
Graduate Program Application Process
  • For more information regarding specific program requirements and program application deadlines, refer to the Graduate Programs tab

Tuition Fee

  • International

    692 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 692 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    692 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 692 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 351 USD per credit and a duration of 24 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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