Master of Arts in English as a Second Language (ESL)

(Effective Fall 2018)
The MA in ESL degree is a 36-hour program.
The deadline for Spring admission is October 15th. The deadline for Fall admission is June 15th.
Course requirements include:
24 hours of core courses
6 hours of foundation courses
3 hours of electives
​3-hour research seminar (which must be taken during the last 9 hours of coursework)
Students who elect to write a thesis will take 3 hours of thesis LING 5950, in lieu of 3 elective hours.

 

Core Courses – 24 hours
 

LING 5060 - Second Language Acquisition
LING 5070 - Bibliography and Methods of Research in Linguistics/ESL
LING 5075 - Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics
LING 5080 - Teaching English as a Second Language
LING 5090 - Pedagogical English Grammar
LING 5300 - Phonology I
LING 5310 - Syntax I
LING 5340 - Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language

 

Foundation Courses – 6 hours
 

(Choose two courses from the following)
LING 5305 - Morphology
LING 5330 - Sociolinguistics
LING 5530 - Semantics and Pragmatics I
LING 5550 - Corpus Linguistics

 

Electives – 3 hours

 

(Choose two courses from the following)
LING 5020 - Historical Linguistics
LING 5030 - Languages of South Asia
LING 5305 - Morphology
LING 5350 - Typology
LING 5315 - Annotation through Squibs
LING 5370 - ESL Writing Pedagogy
LING 5380 - Linguistic Field Methods
LING 5390 - Psycholinguistics
LING 5400 - Tools for Lexicography
LING 5410 - Computational Linguistics I
LING 5540 - Endangered Languages
LING 5560 - Discourse Analysis
LING 5570 - World Englishes
LING 5580 - Language and Gender
LING 5590 - Linguistics and Literature

 

Research Seminar
 

LING 5990 - Professional Development for Linguists