Also offered as a Concurrent Degrees
Linguistics is primarily an upper-level and graduate discipline with strong interdisciplinary concerns. The Department of World Languages currently offers a Master of Arts in Linguistics: English as a Second Language. At USF, our Linguistics and TESL majors are among the oldest in the Sunshine State. Linguistics dates back to the early 1960s, early in USF history, and the applied linguistics major has prepared ESL/ESOL/EFL educators since the 1970s. Our students are prepared for positions teaching second languages to non-native speakers, and our alumni have taught in public and private institutes, here in the Tampa Bay area and around the world. Other graduates have continued their graduate education and earned doctoral degrees, and many of our alumni hold positions of leadership. In short, our graduates have made a name for the linguistics major at USF.
Major Research Areas:
Individual differences, Corpus linguistics, Second language phonology, Second language writing, Second Language Acquisition, Discourse analysis, and second language learning and teaching.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- GRE (taken within the last five years) required with minimum scores of 149 (approximately 40th percentile) V and 4 AW (approximately 50th percentile). Five-year limit may be waived for applicants with a master’s degree who have previously taken the GRE.
- Three letters of recommendation,
- A two-page statement of purpose, written by the applicant.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Applicants should note that proficiency in a second language is required by the time of graduation.