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Languages, Cultures, and International Studies

24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Languages, Cultures, and International Studies degree program at Southern Illinois University includes courses in literature, culture, linguistics, translation, and pedagogy, and allows for considerable breadth of study while offering a well-balanced degree plan. 


Key Features

The Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade offers both a traditional and accelerated Master of Arts degree in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a specialization in Spanish. Additionally we offer a low student-faculty ratio (about 5-to-1) and several competitive teaching assistantships that include a tuition waiver.

The traditional Languages, Cultures, and International Studies degree program at Southern Illinois University allows students to complete the MA in two years without having to take courses in the summer and/or without having to pursue a BA in our department (although students may choose to do either or both). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Teaching World Languages
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Independent Study: American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • The Linguistic Structure of Chinese
  • Chinese Literature
  • French Literature and Cinema
  • Living and Working in France

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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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

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

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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