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M.A. in Applied Linguistics

Mission Statement

The M.A. Applied Linguistics educates students broadly in applied linguistics and its relationship with other disciplines, teaches students basic and advanced analytic skills in linguistics, and trains them in several specific subfields so that they can serve successfully as Christian professionals.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, students will be able to:


Apply knowledge and skills as working applied linguists in areas such as language survey, literacy, Scripture in use, TESOL, and translation.


Identify concepts pertaining to language systems and related theory and practice in applied linguistics.


Exhibit personal and professional commitment to ethical and biblically informed practice in applied linguistics.


Demonstrate their ability to create research projects to address issues in their areas of applied linguistics specialty.


Collect and organize applied linguistics resources to evaluate their effectiveness and usefulness for research.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.