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Applied Linguistics MA

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average).
  • Academic concentration in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, pedagogy, education, or related discipline.
  • Assets: professional experience in the field of second language teaching and learning or related areas​; knowledge of a second language.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their past academic record, competence in written and spoken English, letters of recommendation, and experience teaching a second or a foreign language.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Education Courses page for course descriptions.

Applied Linguistics MA (45 credits)

45

credits chosen from one of the following options:

Applied Linguistics MA: Thesis

Applied Linguistics MA: Course-based

Applied Linguistics MA: Thesis

9

credits of Required Courses:

APLI 604 Applied Language Studies (3.00)
APLI 621 Issues in Second Language Acquisition (3.00)
APLI 660 Research Methods I (3.00)

3

credits chosen from Cluster A: Applied Linguistics Focus on Theory

3

credits chosen from Cluster B: Applied Linguistics Focus on Language

3

credits chosen from Cluster C: Applied Linguistics Focus on Pedagogy

6

credits of Elective Courses chosen from any of the following clusters or from the list of elective courses. Electives may also be chosen from courses approved by the graduate program director.

Cluster A: Applied Linguistics Focus on Theory

Cluster B: Applied Linguistics Focus on Language

Cluster C: Applied Linguistics Focus on Pedagogy

Applied Linguistics Elective Courses

3

credits:

APLI 690 Thesis Proposal (3.00)

18

credits:

APLI 691 Thesis (18.00)

Note: Up to 9 credits from other departments or universities may be credited toward the degree.

Cluster A: Applied Linguistics Focus on Theory

APLI 623 Sociolinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism and Multilingualism (3.00)
APLI 624 Psycholinguistic Aspects of Second Language Acquisition (3.00)
APLI 626 Variationist Second Language Acquisition (3.00)
APLI 627 Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition (3.00)
APLI 634 Cross-Linguistic Influence (3.00)

Cluster B: Applied Linguistics Focus on Language

APLI 601 Phonological Aspects of Second Language Acquisition (3.00)
APLI 610 Teaching and Learning Second Language Vocabulary (3.00)
APLI 616 Pedagogical Grammar (3.00)
APLI 636 Language Awareness (3.00)
APLI 643 Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition (3.00)

Cluster C: Applied Linguistics Focus on Pedagogy

APLI 625 
APLI 630 Second Language Syllabus Design and Curriculum Planning (3.00)
APLI 635 Language Assessment (3.00)
APLI 644 Technology in Language Learning (3.00)
APLI 646 Literacy (3.00)
APLI 647 Supervision of Practice Teaching (3.00)

Applied Linguistics Elective Courses

APLI 641 Research Methods II (3.00)
APLI 651 Special Topics in Applied Linguistics (3.00)
APLI 671 Reading Course in Applied Linguistics I (3.00)
APLI 672 Reading Course in Applied Linguistics II (3.00)
APLI 673 Reading Course in Applied Linguistics III (3.00)
APLI 674 Reading Course in Applied Linguistics IV (3.00)
APLI 675 Reading Course in Applied Linguistics V (6.00)

Applied Linguistics MA: Course-based

9

credits of Required Courses:

APLI 604 Applied Language Studies (3.00)
APLI 621 Issues in Second Language Acquisition (3.00)
APLI 660 Research Methods I (3.00)

6credits chosen from Cluster A: Applied Linguistics Focus on Theory
6credits chosen from Cluster B: Applied Linguistics Focus on Language
6credits chosen from Cluster C: Applied Linguistics Focus on Pedagogy
6

credits of Elective Courses chosen from any of the following clusters or electives. Electives may also be chosen from courses approved by the graduate program director.

Cluster A: Applied Linguistics Focus on Theory

Cluster B: Applied Linguistics Focus on Language

Cluster C: Applied Linguistics Focus on Pedagogy

Applied Linguistics Elective Courses

12

credits:

APLI 696 Research Paper (12.00)

Up to 9 credits from other departments or universities may be credited toward the degree.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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