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Language, Reading and Culture, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The M.A. (LRC) program focuses on the theory, research and practice in language, reading, writing and culture. Courses to satisfy the Arizona Department of Education SEI, Bilingual, and ESL Endorsements are included.


The master's program provides students with a foundational understanding of the concepts, methods and theories related to language, reading and culture. Emphasis is placed on developing abilities and competencies which lead to improvements in teaching/learning processes within the classroom. The master's program is also the basis for higher level degrees.

Programme Structure

This program focuses on language and literacy theory, research and practice. It is designed for individuals who want a graduate program to develop competencies in language, reading, writing, early literacy, children's literature, adult and family literacy, multicultural education and applied linguistics.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic Applicants:

    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: November 1
    • Summer: April 1

    International Applicants:

    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: September 15
    • Summer: March 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GPA 3.0
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume or Vitae
  • TOEFL (International applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36566 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    36400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36400 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12400 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 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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