Online Master’s in Linguistics Degree Unlocking the Secrets of Language: Advanced Studies in Linguistic Science


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you interested in learning how language works? Do you want to explore the theoretical aspects of language and gain knowledge that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields? If so, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics may be for you! Our program seeks to foster skills that are highly sought after in the fields of translation, artificial intelligence, education, speech pathology, international business, military intelligence, foreign missions, and more.

The core content of this program covers phonetics, phonology, morphology, and other prominent topics in linguistics. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to select a specialization so you can further hone your skills and focus on the subjects that best suit your professional or personal interests. You can study the underlying structure of language and develop skills that have far-reaching applications. Partner with us and explore your passion for language!

Our online linguistics program offers a series of core courses that cover advanced topics in semantics, pragmatics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. You’ll also learn about the history of language, linguistic field studies, and important aspects of second language acquisition. By studying the building blocks of human language, you can develop skills useful in research, teaching, and other career contexts.

At Liberty, we recognize the God-given uniqueness of every individual. That’s why we’ve designed our online degree in linguistics to offer you maximum flexibility. You’ll be able to complete 2 language studies courses of your choosing as well as select a specialization in a subject that interests you. From applied linguistics to English language studies, you can explore the area of study that best matches your career goals. No matter which specialization you choose, you’ll be able to deepen your understanding of languages.

Linguistics is primarily a theoretical field, but its applications are far-reaching. Whether you’re interested in cultural studies, machine learning, translation, or medical research in speech pathology, Liberty’s master’s in linguistics can equip you with vital skills that could help you stand out to employers. Apply today and prepare to make your mark on the field of linguistics!

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Dialect coach
  • Educator/professor
  • Language data analyst
  • Lexicographer
  • Military intelligence linguist
  • Professional linguist
  • Translator

At Liberty, you can customize your linguistics degree by selecting a specialization in the area that interests you the most!

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.