Master’s in Linguistics – English Language Studies Uncover the Science From Syntax to Semantics


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Are you interested in learning about English linguistics, communication between cultures, or language in general? Maybe you’ve been seeking an online master’s in linguistics from a respected university, but you haven’t found the right fit yet. If you would like to pursue a master’s degree that can provide you with an in-depth knowledge of linguistics, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics – English Language Studies may be for you.

Linguistics is the advanced study of human language. It is foundational to academic fields in translation, languages, artificial intelligence, military intelligence, cultural studies, and speech pathology. Liberty is one of the first universities in the United States to offer a fully online MA in Linguistics program.

Linguistical skills are highly sought after in the fields of intelligence, diplomacy, and advanced language studies. If you are interested in pursuing a career in these fields, partner with us, gain an advanced understanding of linguistics, and increase your marketability to employers.

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We understand that pursuing a linguistics graduate program is no small decision — especially when you already have commitments to your family, community, and work. That’s why we offer our Master of Arts in Linguistics – English Language Studies 100% online in 8-week courses and with no set login times. At Liberty, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that best suits you.

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we know what it takes to develop a respected online degree program that challenges you to grow academically, personally, professionally, and spiritually. As part of our mission to Train Champions for Christ, each of your courses will be taught by a Christian professor from a biblical worldview. In addition, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can rest assured that your degree has met rigorous accreditation standards and is widely respected.

At Liberty, we believe that our Christian mission, our successful history in distance education, our regional accreditation, and the flexibility of our courses set us apart from other universities. If you’d like to learn more about how Liberty’s MA in Linguistics – English Language Studies can help you reach your career goals, request information or apply today!

Our MA in Linguistics – English Language Studies degree is designed to help equip you with an in-depth understanding of linguistic theory and the English language.

This degree program is divided into 3 different sets of courses: core courses, language studies courses, and English language studies courses. The core courses in this degree will explore advanced semantics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. You will also learn about the history of language and second-language acquisition.

The language studies section of your degree allows you to choose 6 credit hours in computer science, language studies, or Spanish courses. Lastly, our English language studies specialization consists of 3 courses that cover advanced English grammar, etymology, and English as a world language.

At Liberty, we offer you the opportunity to earn a respected degree at a pace that is comfortable for you. Partner with us for your graduate studies and learn marketable, useful skills that can serve you well in academia, corporate industries, and beyond.

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