Master's Program

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.

Please note: The SLS / ESL program will not be accepting applications in the 2017-2018 admissions cycle.

Contact us:

Director, Second Language Studies/ESL
Department of English
Purdue University
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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