Special emphases of the MA program are second language writing, language assessment, World Englishes, and applied linguistics studies. Each represents faculty members' particular areas of expertise.
Length of Program: 4-5 semesters.
Program Requirements: 30 hours of coursework and either a thesis or a comprehensive examination are required.
Courses Offered: Introduction to Inquiry in Second Language Studies/ESL; Theoretical Foundations, Curriculum Design, Quantitative Research; Qualitative Research; Seminar in Language Testing, Seminar in Second Language Writing, Seminar in World Englishes, Variable Title Seminar in SLS/ESL..
Admission Requirements: Admission ordinarily requires a bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing with a GPA of 3.0 or other academic indices of outstanding performance. The program requires GRE scores. Nonnative English speakers must also provide TOEFL iBT scores. A minimum total score of 100 is required by the SLS/ESL Program to be considered for admission.
NOTE: Admitted students must begin the program in the Fall Semester.
Director, Second Language Studies/ESL
Department of English
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
Telephone: (765) 494-3769
Fax: (765) 494-3780