12 months
1130 USD/credit 36160 USD/year
1130 USD/credit 36160 USD/year
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Benedictine University's Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Linguistics enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the nature of human language and how it is used to communicate for different purposes in a variety of social cultural and professional contexts.


With the guidance of our internationally experienced faculty, Benedictine University's students in the Linguistics program will receive a thorough grounding in the basics of linguistics as a discipline while pursuing one of two concentrations emphasizing different skills in the application of linguistic theory.

Students at Linguistics from Benedictine University will:

  • Demonstrate a coherent understanding of key theories and research findings in the discipline of linguistics and explain how they may be applied in the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language.
  • Display a nuanced understanding of the cognitive and social nature of human language, its complexity, and its diversity.
  • Apply linguistic knowledge and skills to solve problems in teaching/learning language.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistics
  • Thesis Writing
  • Research Methods: TESOL
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL 
  • Thesis Seminar 2: Thesis Proposal
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • Assessment of ESL and Bilingual Students 
  • Issues in Second Language Writing 
  • English for Specific Purposes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form and application fee.
  • Official and sealed transcripts from ALL colleges in which you previously enrolled (foreign credit must be evaluated by Benedictine’s approved credential evaluators).
  • A one-page essay discussing your education and career goals.
  • An in-person or telephone interview with a representative of the department.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one that addresses your academic potential, and one that addresses your interpersonal skills and work ethic.
  • International students must fulfill the University’s TOEFL or IELTS requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1130 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1130 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Lisle

1100 - 1500 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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