PhD in Applied Linguistics

The PhD program in Applied Linguistics prepares students to teach and conduct original research at the college level in the US and abroad. Students specialize in areas of applied linguistics, including teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL), discourse analysis, second language writing, and others. The degree also prepares students for researching the linguistic needs of specific environments such as the legal or medical fields and for consulting in the multicultural workplace.

Students take courses in both ESL and linguistics, many of which are offered online.

Students may also choose to pursue opportunities to teach abroad in the Czech Republic or Spain. Students are active researchers and often present papers at professional conferences such as SECOL, SETESOL, NWAVE, Tennessee TESOL and International TESOL.

For more information about the PhD in Applied Linguistics program requirements, visit the Graduate Catalog

Learn more about the PhD Comprehensive Exams and the PhD Prospectus expectations. 

Applied Linguistics Coordinator:
Dr. Rebecca Adams

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