SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN Applied Linguistics with an Emphasis in TESOL
Receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty who are dedicated to helping you grow. Our distinguished faculty are ready to walk with you as you discover new paths towards greater knowledge.
Join a community of dedicated scholars and students who challenge their understanding of language and linguistics. Take specialized courses in subjects that interest you.
Interested in Applied Linguistics research? Graduate students have access to our Applied Linguistics Laboratory and state of the art equipment.
Thinking critically and communicating effectively. That's what employers are looking for. The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts is dedicated to providing you the knowledge and resources for excelling in the workforce.
Focus Your Passion
The Department of Literature and Languages offers both Thesis and Non-Thesis tracks towards earning your master's degree.
Study What Interests You
Earn a certificate as part of your graduate curriculum. Certificates recognize your skills and expand job opportunities.
This certificate is ideal for students who either already hold a completed graduate degree or are actively in the process of earning a graduate degree and wish to earn this certificate in conjunction with their degree. In addition to the enhanced professional status that the Certificate in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) brings, this Certificate will enable the holder to meet the 18-hour SACS requirement to teach at the College level.
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
Interested in Applied Linguistics research?
Graduate students in the Master’s in Applied Linguistics and Ph.D. in English have access to our Applied Linguistics Laboratory and state of the art equipment:
- Accent Coach
- Computerized Speech Lab (residential students)
- Eye-tracking equipment (residential students)
Current associated faculty specialize in a range of areas applicable to Applied Linguistics:
- Second Language Acquisition
- Computational Linguistics
- Pedagogical Grammar
- Humor Studies
Visit our Applied Linguistics Laboratory page for more information.
Earning your master’s degree in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in TESOL from A&M-Commerce opens doors to education, research and more. Gain the skills you need to succeed whether you work locally or abroad.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
An advanced survey of applied language science with an
emphasis on the relationship between the structural systems
of language and the mental representation of ordinary
experience. Stresses phonology, morphology and syntax.
This course focuses on the various aspects of human behavior
and socio-cultural interaction that affects language structure,
use, learning, and acquisition. Topics discussed include
sociolinguistic methodology, multi-linguistics, speech-act
types, language styles, language and sex roles, and the
sociolinguistics of literature
This course will focus on language diversity in education.
Of particular interest will be societal factors that influence
education—racism, ethnicity, sexism, bilingualism and
bidialectalism and how these dynamics often affect the
decisions educators make in designing and implementing
language curriculum in the classroom.
A study of style using the techniques of linguistic and rhetorical analysis. The course will emphasize writing in various styles, their functions and effects, and techniques of criticism that employ stylistic analysis.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.
Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.