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Master of Arts Degree in Linguistics

Master of Arts Degree in Linguistics

San Diego State University

San Diego State University, San Diego , United States
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The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree in linguistics. The 30-unit, interdisciplinary program provides broad educational opportunities through two specializations: General Linguistics, for those planning to pursue a doctorate in theoretical areas (e.g., syntax or phonology) or for those who plan to work in a language-related field in industry or education. TESOL/Applied Linguistics, for students intending to teach or design curriculum for ESL/EFL/ELD classrooms (including community college and K-12 levels) or planning to pursue a doctorate in applied linguistics. In both programs, specialized courses build on a foundation of core courses in theoretical linguistics. In addition to completing coursework for one of the specializations and demonstrating proficiency in a foreign language, students are required to submit a thesis (Plan A) or pass a comprehensive examination (Plan B). All students who complete the required program will receive a Master of Arts degree in linguistics. If requested, the department will provide a letter designating a student’s specialization for purposes of employment or application for further study.
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