24 months
28794 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Languages and Cultures offers graduate study leading to the M.A. degree and the Ph.D. degree in French, German, and Spanish literature. The M.A. degree in Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy is available for Japanese. The Languages and Cultures programme is offered at the Purdue University.


Key facts:

  • The Languages and Cultures programme is offered at the Purdue University.
  • Applied linguistics and linguistic graduate programs are available at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies within the College of Liberal Arts.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of graduate-level course work is required for the M.A. (24 hours for the M.A. thesis option). For the Ph.D., 60 hours of course work beyond the B.A. are required, along with a dissertation (30 credit hours of research). For full-time students, the M.A. program normally takes four semesters to complete. Graduate students receive college-level teaching experience while pursuing their degrees. Because of the favorable faculty-student ratio, individual guidance of student programs of study is possible, and graduate classes and seminars are small.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Linguistics/ Second Language Acquisition 
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Critical Essay
    • This should be a writing in English and a writing in the language you wish to pursue a graduate degree in.
  • Speaking Sample
    • The speaking sample should demonstrate both your spoken English and the language in which you are fluent to teach. The digital MP3 may give autobiographical information, describe your reasons for seeking a graduate degree, or be a brief commentary about a favorite work of fiction or a significant current event. Do not read from a prepared script. Use spontaneous speech, please.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14397 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4996 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 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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