Northern Arizona University

College of Arts and Letters

Applied Linguistics, Ph.D.


South San Francisco Street

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Applied Linguistics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. program in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare researchers and teacher trainers to work independently and in leadership positions with the learning and teaching of second languages, the analysis of language, and the design of language-related research. We define the field of applied linguistics broadly. Students may pursue a diverse range of issues, including corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), language planning and policy, language testing and program evaluation, second language acquisition, literacy, register analysis, language variation, grammar and discourse, and second language teaching and learning. The faculty at NAU work closely with individual students, helping them to develop as colleagues in applied linguistics. As a result, our Ph.D. students have an outstanding record of publication and participation in major conferences (such as TESOL and AAAL). Graduates of the Ph.D. program in applied linguistics have been highly successful at obtaining tenure-track faculty positions at major universities, such as Brigham Young University; Carnegie Mellon University; California State University, San Diego; California State University, Sacramento; Central Michigan University; Colorado State University; Iowa State University; Kent State University; Old Dominion University; Portland State University; SUNY Cortland; the University of Nebraska; and the University of South Florida.


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

Please see our website for international applicant requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 81

In State Tuition (per year): 9462 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 22452 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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