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Study the Wonders of Language

Are you interested in teaching English as a second language? Our online program is designed with you in mind. Offered fully online, the program prepares you to teach English to a diverse community of bilingual and multilingual learners. You will work with renowned faculty as you develop your knowledge of language and discover innovative teaching techniques. Beyond teaching, a master’s degree in applied linguistics opens doors to further graduate studies, careers with non-profit organizations, and many other opportunities.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online
Duration

1.5 to 2 Years

Foreign Language

Required for MA, Optional for MS

Delivery 100% Online, Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

30 to 36 Hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: 1.3 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN Applied Linguistics with an Emphasis in TESOL

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: Emphases and Minors

Focus Your Passion

The Department of Literature and Languages offers both Thesis and Non-Thesis tracks towards earning your master’s degree.

Study What Interests You

Earn a certificate as part of your graduate curriculum. Certificates recognize your skills and expand job opportunities.

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Computational Linguistics Graduate Certificate

This program offers a 15-credit hour graduate certificate intended to document foundational skills and expertise in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). The coursework for the certificate aims to overcome the common lack of foundational knowledge in both pillars of this multidisciplinary field, computer science and linguistics, introducing the basic issues in these fields as they are relevant to computational linguistics.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

15 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate

This certificate is ideal for students who either already hold a completed graduate degree or are actively in the process of earning a graduate degree and wish to earn this certificate in conjunction with their degree. In addition to the enhanced professional status that the Certificate in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) brings, this Certificate will enable the holder to meet the 18-hour SACS requirement to teach at the College level.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

18 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

what you will learn

A master’s degree in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in TESOL will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Live or work abroad while completing the program
  • Study the structure and use of the English language
  • Learn pedagogical principles for teaching English in a diverse classroom
  • Explore the cognitive and developmental constraints on language acquisition
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art research tools including speech lab and eye-tracking equipment
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Research

Interested in Applied Linguistics research?

Graduate students in the Master’s in Applied Linguistics and Ph.D. in English have access to our Applied Linguistics Laboratory and state of the art equipment:

  • Accent Coach
  • Computerized Speech Lab (residential students)
  • Eye-tracking equipment (residential students)

Current associated faculty specialize in a range of areas applicable to Applied Linguistics:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Prosody
  • Pragmatics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Pedagogical Grammar
  • Humor Studies

Visit our Applied Linguistics Laboratory page for more information.

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: Careers

Careers

Earning your master’s degree in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in TESOL from A&M-Commerce opens doors to education, research and more. Gain the skills you need to succeed whether you work locally or abroad.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Speech Language Pathologist
$77,510
Interpreter and Translators
$49,930
TESOL
$53,630

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery

Complete your master’s degree face-to-face, online or a mixture of both. Whether you live overseas or nearby, you can complete your degree in no time. No visa, no problem! Study in your home country without needing a visa. No matter where you are, we’re here to walk with you along the way.

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: Student Organizations

Student organizations

The Spanish and English Graduates for Advancement and Development (SEGAD) is a graduate student organization within the Department of Literature and Languages. Here you can develop as an academic professional who’s ready to enter the job market and professional world.

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Graduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: Program Admission Requirements US

Domestic Required Documents

  • Apply Texas application
  • $50 (USD) application fee
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Goals (one page, double spaced)
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcripts, if applicable
  • One of the following
    • *Official General Test GRE scores
    • Awarded master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA or higher
    • Awarded bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 2.75 GPA or higher on the last 60 hours
    • Completion of 12 graduate hours from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.00 GPA or higher

*Note: GRE scores are waived for summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021.

Application Packet Submission Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Allow one to two business days to process your Apply Texas application. Once reviewed, please email all documents, including your Letter of Recommendation and Statement of Purpose to Rebecca Stevens, Graduate Student Services Coordinator.

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: Program Admission Requirements Intl.

International Student Requirements

  • Apply Texas application
  • $75 (USD) application fee
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Goals (one page, double spaced)
  • One of the following
    • *Official General Test GRE scores
    • Awarded master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA or higher
    • Awarded bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA or higher on the last 60 hours
    • Completion of 12 graduate hours from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.00 GPA or higher

*Note: GRE scores are waived for summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021.

  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcripts, if applicable
  • Official Diploma/Certificate
  • English proficiency
    Scores must be less than 2 years old
    • An official TOEFL (IBT at 100, CBT at least 250, or PBT at least 600)
    • An official IELTS (at least overall 7.5 band)
    • Official PTE (at least overall 53 or higher)
    • Completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university.

Application Packet Submission Deadline

Allow one to two business days to process your Apply Texas application. Once reviewed, please email all documents, including your Letter of Recommendation and Statement of Purpose to Rebecca Stevens, Graduate Student Services Coordinator. Please submit your completed application by the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration: June 1

Spring admission consideration: October 15

Summer admission consideration: March 15

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: Staff

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Accreditation

Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis :: RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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