Master of Arts in Linguistics / Applied Linguistics
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Linguistics – Applied Linguistics is designed to help students develop a theoretical and practical understanding of language. Linguistical skills are highly sought after in many fields, and the Master of Arts in Linguistics – Applied Linguistics can help students prepare to address a variety of real-world language challenges. This program is broken down into 3 main parts: core linguistics courses, language studies electives, and the applied linguistics specialization. Students will explore advanced topics in semantics, pragmatics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Additionally, students will learn about the practical application of linguistics, including how to teach grammar, lexicon, and pronunciation in English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) settings. Overall, this online program can help students grasp the building blocks of human language and use that knowledge to solve practical problems. This degree is a great option for students who want to pursue careers in artificial intelligence, business, translation, military intelligence, machine learning, or speech pathology. Students can also become equipped to teach at the college level. Upon graduation, students can pursue roles as educators, professors, forensic linguists, language data analysts, military intelligence linguists, and professional linguists.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)