Second Language Studies M.A.

M.A. in Second Language Studies

The M.A. in Second Language Studies focuses on foundational research in the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language. For some students, this is the first step in pursuing our Ph.D. in Second Language Studies or another Ph.D. program. For others, this degree is an opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of the acquisition of English or another language in which they have a strong interest.

The curriculum includes current models of second language acquisition, L2 phonology, L2 syntax, methods in L2 research, and research in acquisition in instructed contexts, plus opportunities for several electives from the Second Language Studies department and related departments.

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