Master of Arts in Linguistics / Teaching English as a Second Language
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Linguistics – Teaching English as a Second Language degree is designed to help students become more effective teachers of English as a second language (TESL) by combining the advanced theories of linguistics and using it to complement their own TESL and TESOL classes in the future. The core content of this master’s in linguistics – TESL degree focuses on analyzing the building blocks of language and learning how linguistics can be used to understand the evolutionary processes that underlie speech formation. Students can learn about the history, philosophies, and current trends of second language research. They will also learn how to create a fully integrated classroom curriculum that incorporates reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This degree will not only help them gain skills in TESL, but it has far-reaching implications in artificial intelligence, business, translation, military intelligence, and speech pathology. This program is a great option for those who want to work in schools, language academies, research institutions and other areas where linguistics can be applied. Upon graduation, students can pursue roles as educators, 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

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Official College Transcript(s)