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California State University - Fresno — Department of Linguistics (TESOL)

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of Linguistics (TESOL)
Degrees Awarded:
Linguistics (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:
April 1 (Fall) / Oct. 31 (Spring)
Admissions Cycle:
Fall / Spring
Program Start:
Fall (August); Spring (January)
Program Founded:
November, 2010


Language is an essential part of our life. Nothing characterizes humanity more than the ability to use language. Linguists do descriptive, theoretical and experimental work on the nature of sounds, words, sentences, development, and variation in human languages. Linguists also make valuable contributions to practical fields such as K-12 teaching, second and foreign language teaching, language planning, translation, computer science, forensic linguistics, and language disorders. Our degrees and programs develop intellectual skills that are essential to professional careers or advanced degrees. TESOL is an important part of our program and especially compatible with careers in the field of education.

In addition to financial aid for eligible students, MI Peace Corps Volunteers may earn up to 12 credit hours for service. A Master of Arts in Linguistics can provide a wide array of career options.


The course will consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours, depending on the program pursued. The degree program will consist of 4 semesters of academic study.


Requirements include

  • a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 2.8 GPA;
  • fulfill Prerequisites if you are not a linguistic major;
  • have preparation and understanding of Linguistics'
  • submit two Letters of Recommendation; and
  • submit transcripts from each institution of higher learning previously attended.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Sandra Witte
Associate Dean

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology
2415 E. San Ramon, MS AS79
Fresno, California 93740
(559) 278-2061
(559) 278-4496

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