Fully Funded Graduate Student in the MA TESOL Program at Michigan State University

Michigan State University MA TESOL Program

About the organization

The MA TESOL Program is in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures, and is in the Applied Linguistics Program, which also houses the Second Language Studies Ph.D. Program. Michigan State University is in East Lansing, Michigan, and is a Tier 1 Research University with over 50,000 students.


The MA TESOL Program is seeking up to four Graduate Assistantships (fully funded MA TESOL graduate degree students) starting August 16, 2024. The GAs are fully enrolled in the MA TESOL Program, and work during the academic year as a Teaching or Research Assistant (GA) within the Program. The GAs may teach English in the MSU English Language Center, teaching Applied Linguistics and ESL courses to undergraduates, or work as a Research Assistant for a TESOL Professor.

The graduate assistant/fully-funded student would graduate in May 2025. The position waives all tuition (free tuition), and provide full health insurance and a monthly stipend (to cover living expenses) during the academic year. The student is eligible for summer internships, fellowships, and summer-research abroad funding.


BA in any field, with experience teaching English abroad with the Peace Corps.


The stipend is approximately 20 to 22K per academic year. The value of the full package is more, as it covers tuition and health insurance.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

The application is to be a graduate student in the MA TESOL Program at MSU starting in the Fall 2024 cohort, with graduation in May of 2026. Applicants who apply with a completed application by the deadline of December 8, 2023 (all application materials, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, and test scores), will be fully considered for full funding as a Graduate Assistant. If you have questions, please see the MA TESOL Program website (https://lilac.msu.edu/tesol/), and/or email a faculty member within the TESOL Program who is an RPCV, (China, 2000), Professor Paula Winke ([email protected]). The Program Director, Dr. Peter De Costa, is able to provide test waivers, thus, please contact him if you have questions or would like to know more about the program ([email protected]). We hope you will consider joining us to be fully funded while obtaining a MA in TESOL!

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