Masters In Linguistics
Credit Hours
Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date May 13, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
Learning and Career Outcomes
Degree Highlights
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements
Transfer Policies

Explore the Building Blocks of Human Language with Liberty’s Online Linguistics Master’s Degree

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 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!

Why Choose Liberty’s MA in Linguistics Degree Online?

Liberty has been a pioneer in distance learning since 1985. A lot has changed since then, but our commitment to Training Champions for Christ has not. We seek to offer flexible, affordable, and high-quality programs that allow you to pursue your career goals and reach your full potential. Our master’s in linguistics is 100% online, so you’ll have the freedom to complete your assignments from the comfort of home.

In this program, you’ll study under professors who have years of experience in the field of linguistics and language studies. Our faculty are committed to helping you grow academically, professionally, and spiritually as you dive deeper into the theoretical aspects of language. At Liberty, you won’t just receive a quality education — you can study linguistics from a biblical perspective and prepare to impact the world for Christ.

While pursuing the MA in Linguistics online, you’ll be able to personalize your degree by selecting a specialization. That way, you can focus your studies on the topics that align with your interests and goals. Whether you are looking to advance your career or explore new job opportunities in the field of linguistics, our online master’s degree in linguistics can provide the training and credentials you need to lead with excellence and integrity.

Specializations for the MA in Linguistics Program

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

Applied Linguistics

English Language Studies

Teaching English as a Second Language

What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Linguistics Online Degree?

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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MA in Linguistics Job Opportunities

Liberty’s online degree in linguistics can help you pursue a variety of career paths, including:

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

Highlights of Our Online Linguistics Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree in linguistics from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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.
  • Earn your linguistics master’s degree in just 1.5 years!
  • As an online Liberty student, you’ll have access to a wealth of resources through our top-notch library portal.
  • You can network with experts in linguistics and language studies from across the country while completing our online linguistics program.
  • Liberty’s 100% online courses give you the flexibility to pursue your degree without putting your life on hold.

MA in Linguistics Online Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Our Online Degree in Linguistics

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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)

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Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Online Linguistics Master’s Degree

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Transfer Policies

At Liberty, we want to help you make the most of your prior education by allowing you to transfer in previously earned college credit. That’s why you can transfer in up to 50% of your total credits for a master’s or doctoral program!

Some restrictions apply. Please visit our Transfer Policy page for more information.