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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Applied Linguistics - MA

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Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics – MA5291

Linguistics Department
383 Gordy Hall
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer (funding only available for fall entry)

Program Overview

The Master of Arts degree in applied linguistics offers a strong theoretical foundation and research experience in applied linguistics with practical experience in language instruction and prepares students for doctoral studies and professional careers in this field. The completion of the degree with full-time attendance normally takes two academic years.

Program Learning Outcomes

After completing the MA Applied Linguistics program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the linguistic systems of English discourse, grammar, and phonology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theories, teaching and research methods, techniques, and issues in applied linguistics.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize primary and secondary sources and design research related to applied linguistics.
  • Articulate a coherent statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Use technology effectively in research, teaching, and materials development.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and oral language for academic and professional purposes.

Opportunities for Graduates

The Department has a strong record of preparing students for Ph.D. study elsewhere. Approximately one-fourth to one-third of our M.A. graduates go on to advanced study at some time in their careers, and they are admitted to top-ranked theoretical and applied programs in universities in the U.S. and other countries.

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/cas/linguistics/graduate/masters

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants interested in a TA position in the teaching practicum (English For All), the Academic & Global Communication program (AGC), undergraduate linguistics courses, and foreign language programs (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Swahili) should submit a teaching philosophy statement. An additional recommendation from a person in a supervisory position in their previous teaching job is helpful. These requirements apply to dual degree applicants as well. GRE scores are not required.

International Students

A TOEFL-iBT score of 100 or higher or an IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum 6.5 in each band) or higher for non-native English speakers is required. This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

Graduation Requirements

Complete a minimum 31 hours with a minimum of a B grade in each course as follows:

Culminating Experience

As a culminating experience, students’ overall learning in the MA in Applied Linguistics program will be assessed by using the e-Portfolio, which is developed in LING 6970 – Professional Portfolio Seminar. The e-Portfolio consists of the following:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Two Lesson Plans
  5. Professional Development Documentation
  6. Reflection Paper
  7. MA Paper and Presentation
  8. One 7-min Teaching Demonstration Video (optional)

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