World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (M)
The department currently offers the master of arts in world languages, literatures and linguistics with concentrations in Spanish, linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages. It is also possible to combine two of the above areas of emphasis as a major field of study within the department, giving you the flexibility to tailor the program to your needs.
Our program is unique in this region, attracting students from across the United States and around the world. Since the master’s degree is our highest degree, our M.A. students’ academic and professional development receives our full attention and resources. The diverse expertise of our faculty provides students with interesting and flexible plans of study as well as ample opportunities to evolve as leaders and decision makers within their classrooms and within our department.
Graduate Program Application Requirements
Specific Application requirements can be found here: http://worldlanguages.wvu.edu/students/graduate-students/admissions-information
- Undergraduate degree in the desired area of study (or an acceptable related area)
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (overall as well as within the major)
- A minimum TOEFL score for international students whose native language is not English:
- 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version) or 79 (internet version) for applicants in Spanish
- 580 (paper version), 237 (computer version), or 92 (internet version) for applicants in TESOL
- Equivalent IELTS scores are also acceptable.
- Please complete and upload it at the Supplemental Materials > Supplemental Application link on the University Application.
- A 300-word personal statement, in which you discusses your academic background, past accomplishments, why you want to study in our program and your future goals. Please upload it at the Supplemental Materials > Personal Statement link in your University Application.
- Three letters of recommendation from professors who know your academic work. You should request your letters of recommendation through the University Application.
- An academic writing sample in the language of the area you are applying to study. This can be a paper that you have prepared for an academic course. Please upload your writing sample at the Supplemental Materials > Other Supporting Document 1 in the University Application.
Fall DeadlineFebruary 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 1
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
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