Guide to the M.A. in Applied Linguistics

General Description of the Program

Second language learning and teaching are two of the major areas within Applied Linguistics that we specialize in here at Texas Tech. Our dedicated faculty conduct research on second language teaching and learning in many areas, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammatical forms, reading, and writing. We do research on effective instruction for second languages, discourse and interaction in the second language classroom, and the processes of second language learning. Graduate students have opportunities to join with faculty in special research projects during their studies. We currently offer an M.A. in Applied Linguistics as well as a Certificate in Teaching English in International Contexts (TEIC). Our graduates go on to advanced graduate programs in applied linguistics, foreign language, psychology, education, and media communications; and also become language teachers in high schools and colleges; language program directors; and language teacher trainers not only in the U.S. but in many other countries.

The Graduate Advisors

Dr. Andrew Farleyand Dr. Kimi Nakatsukasa.


For information on applying please see the Applied Linguistics page on the Grad School website.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fee costs can be found on the Graduate School website.

Financial Support

Information on CMLL Graduate Student Financial Support can be found here.

Requirements for Entrance

Applicants must meet all Graduate School requirements for admission and must demonstrate knowledge of a language other than English. Prospective applicants whose native language is other than English must provide the Graduate School official proof of English proficiency. For more information please click here.