Applied Linguistics, MA (Online)
The online component of the MA Program in Applied Linguistics at UMass Boston combines our faculty's expertise and our long tradition of excellence in applied linguistics studies with the use of new technologies for online delivery and e-learning.
The online component is the online extension of the University of Massachusetts Boston’s on-campus Applied Linguistics graduate studies program. This program of studies allows students to complete a fully accredited 30-credit master's degree in two years (four semesters and summer courses) completely online and from anywhere in the world!
Courses are offered in basic theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, and interdisciplinary areas of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. These courses provide students with a thorough understanding of the linguistic, cultural and ideological considerations that govern language acquisition and use. The program is thus designed to enable students to understand the diversity of issues inherent in the study of language so that they are well prepared to teach and do research in applied linguistics.
The Master of Arts degree is offered in two concentrations, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Foreign Language Pedagogy (FL). The program of studies presents a wide range of opportunities to students interested in conducting research, working in community-based organizations, or preparing to teach in various contexts such as K-12 education, adult education, and language schools outside the United States. Many of our students go on to pursue doctoral work in such fields as linguistics, education, and literacy studies. Prospective students need not have teaching experience to be considered for acceptance into the program.