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Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, & Culture

The Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture (MASPC) degree offers methodological knowledge and skills to teach foreign languages to English speakers and non-English speakers. This program provides professional knowledge that helps to shape public policy on multilingualism and multiculturalism and offers internship and independent research opportunities.

With a variety of online, hybrid, and on-campus courses, the MASPC can be completed in 1.5 years, which includes three summer sessions. 

The MASPC includes study in three content areas

Second Language Acquisition emphasis
Language Policy emphasis
Culture Studies emphasis

 
Enhance your skills with TESOL and CAT certifications

The Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture includes opportunities to obtain professional certifications in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Cultural Awareness Training (CAT), which are highly-sought after by employers.

Undergraduate students interested in graduate school can get a head start on master's-level coursework by completing these certificate programs.


The Master of Arts program is offered by the World Languages and Cultures department and offers coursework through the Teacher Education, Political Science and Public Administration and Communications departments, as well as the Intensive English Program.

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