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Applied Linguistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
Although language teaching is a prominent area within the field of applied linguistics, there are many other areas of importance which also address language-related human problems both in the United States and elsewhere. 

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These include bilingual and multilingual education, language planning, lexicography, literacy, second language acquisition, translation, and the development or modification of writing systems.

The M.A. in Applied Linguistics at Biola goes beyond the certificate courses by providing Christian professionals with advanced training in various areas of language analysis and by developing a multidisciplinary approach within which to seek appropriate solutions to real-world problems. Students may pursue either a generalist track or a specialized one by concentrating their electives in language surveys, linguistics, literacy, TESOL or translation. Students satisfactorily completing the TESOL concentration will also receive the Biola University graduate Certificate in TESOL.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Seminar in Applied Linguistics
  • Planning, Evaluation & Research in Applied Linguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    600

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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Academic Requirements

  • Application completed with application fee of US $65 (check, money order or foreign draft).

  • Official transcripts of all colleges, universities or seminaries attended. The transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Biola's Office of Graduate Admissions to be official. These records should include the grading system, grades earned, courses, and/or examination marks. 

  • You are required to display English proficiency before being admitted into the graduate programs at Biola University. You are required to submit standardized test scores (TOEFL) for application to Biola. 

  • Three References (see application).

  • Affidavit of Support for each individual source of funding.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 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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