The MA with a major in Applied Linguistics prepares students for linguistic research, cross-cultural service, or Bible translation – depending on each student’s chosen concentration. Our courses expose students to hundreds of different languages as they learn to analyze and understand how languages work. Our graduates have the tools to serve as specialist in their field, many working among minority language communities.
Students must complete the general core requirements (13 credit hours) and concentration specific requirements (24 credit hours) to complete this 37 credit graduate degree. Concentrations include Bible Translation, Descriptive Linguistics, and Cross-Cultural Service. For sample plans of study and more information about this degree please see our current catalog.
Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to GIAL. If previously enrolled at GIAL in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status.
Prior to admission to this degree program, students are required to take the following courses*:
*Students may petition to waive these prerequisite requirements it they have taken equivalent courses elsewhere. Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.