24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Linguistics and TESOL double major combines the core requirements of both the MA in Linguistics and the MA in TESOL at Southern Illinois University. This program includes a 6-hour thesis and it is becoming an increasingly popular option.


The Linguistics and TESOL double major at Southern Illinois University requires 42 credit hours. It is possible to complete this program in two years by taking courses during the summer after your first year of study and/or taking twelve credits some semesters. The in-class courses offered during the summer are almost always elective courses.


There are a number of areas in the Linguistics MA where you can choose among a set of courses.  Because of this, it is up to the student to construct a plan for completing the requirements in the time available.

Those who choose to write a thesis in Linguistics or TESOL as part of the double major may replace the focus course in TESOL and the elective course from the Linguistics coursework list with up to six thesis writing hours.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Phonetics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Semantics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Field Methods in Linguistics
  • Assessment of ESL & Bilingual Students
  • Pedagogical Grammar
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Methods and Materials in TESOL

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to a Master's program:

  • 2.7 (on a 4.0 grading scale) on approximately the last two years of your Bachelor's degree
  • Online application
  • Proof of funds (bank statement or letter from financial institution) is required to complete your application process.
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

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.


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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