Indiana State University

College of Arts & Sciences

Language, Literature and Linguistics (MA)


200 North Seventh Street

Terre Haute, IN 47809

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Master of Arts in Language, Literature and Linguistics, Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Certificate in TESL/TEFL

Format: Online

Program Description:

GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics offers a flexible program in which a student may a combination of linguistics, TESL/TEFL, and Spanish. With extra coursework and one year of teaching experience, this Master's can lead to Indiana licensure in English as a New Language (ENL) or Spanish. The department also offers a 12 semester hour graduate certificate in teaching English as a second language/teaching English as a foreign language. This is not a degree program. Certificate (in TEFL or TESL) is an internationally recognized term, and many employers in other countries require a certificate of teachers who don’t hold a master’s degree. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and the College of Education cooperate to offer a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in language education for students specializing in the research and practice of second language teaching and teacher education.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

International applications must submit the Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum score of 550 of the regular paper-based examination, a 213 on the computer-based examination, or 80 on the iBT version. It should be noted that international applicants from English-speaking countries or former British colonies may be exempted from the above TOEFL requirements. Please see the School of Graduate Studies Page to view a detailed listing of Exempt Countries. The information below also comes from that site and is superseded by any updates to that site:

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 32

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: A range of lending agencies offer loans to qualified students. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA).

Locale: Small City