Linguistics: Special Concentration

California State University Long Beach

3588 USD/year
3588 USD/year
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This Linguistics: Special Concentration program at California State University Long Beach is designed both for students who wish to pursue further graduate study and those seeking a terminal degree. The program seeks to blend theoretical and applied aspects of linguistics and draws from a variety of disciplines.


Learn more in the Linguistics: Special Concentration programme at California State University Long Beach.

Career Possibilities:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teache
  • Computational Linguist
  • Bilingual Education Teacher
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Linguist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Librarian
  • Interpreter
  • Immigration Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Philologist
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Consultan

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Introduction to Research Methods 
  • Modern English Grammar
  • Introduction to Language Acquisition 
  • Phonology 
  •  Syntax 

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12 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Consult with the Graduate Advisor about their proposal; 
  •  submit a written justification for the course of study they wish to take, including 
  •  A list of the classes which are proposed to meet the objectives of this special program. 
Both the written justification and the course list are subject to approval. Other requirements of the program (e.g. a five course core, GPA, culminating experiences, etc.) cannot be waived or altered by use of the special concentration. Students wanting graduate credit for certain 400-level courses must consult with the Graduate Advisor before enrolling. Courses with an I suffix are not available for graduate credit.

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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Linguistics: Special Concentration
California State University Long Beach