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Georgia State University — Department of Applied Lingusitics and ESL

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of Applied Lingusitics and ESL
Degrees Awarded:
Applied Linguistics/TESOL (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:

Fall: July 1; Spring: October 15; Summer: March 1

Admissions Cycle:

Three times per year

Program Start:
Fall, Spring, or Summer
Program Founded:
September, 1999


Up to six credits may be earned for Peace Corps field experience, and the cost of tuition will be waived for these credits. Out-of-state tuition waivers are awarded to MI students on a competitive basis.


Georgia State University's College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master's of Arts in Applied Linguistics with a specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) through the Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language. The degree consists of 36 credit hours of required courses and electives, of which a minimum of 18 credits must be completed prior to Peace Corps service. Typical coursework will included General Linguistics, MATESOL Methods and Intercultural Communication, among others. Students are expected to return to campus at the completion of their Peace Corps service to complete the remainder of their degree requirements. Out-of-state tuition waivers are available on a competitive basis to students who participate in the MI Program.


Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA or better, three letters of recommendation, GRE scores (and, if applicable, TOEFL scores, including the TWE); a written statement of purpose, two copies of official transcripts from all colleges attended; and Georgia State University's standard graduate application. No prior study of linguistics or teaching experience required.

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

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Diane Belcher
Graduate Studies Director

Department of Applied Linguistics/ESL
P.O. Box 4099
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4099
(404) 413-5194
(404) 651-3652

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