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Degrees Offered:

  • M.A. in Linguistics

Application Fee: $65

Tests Required: 

  • 90 on TOEFL (internet-based) or 7.0 on IELTS for international students who are not native speakers of English

Deadlines: For Fall Admission

  • January 15 - to be considered for fellowships
  • February 25 - to be considered in the first round of funding for teaching assistantships
  • April 25 - to be considered in the final round of funding for teaching assistantships
  • July 25 - to seek admission without funding

Areas of Interest:

  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Morphology and syntax
  • Sociolinguistics and applied linguistics

Contact Information 

Dr. Michael Olsen


Linguistics and TESOL
Faner Hall, Room 2166
Mailcode - 4521
Carbondale, IL 62901

For complete details - Visit the Linguistics Web page

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Cost and Financial Assistance

Graduate education at Southern Illinois is very affordable. Costs include tuition (per credit hour) and fees. There are many forms of financial assistance available: Assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships which can include a partial or full waiver of tuition costs (fees cannot be waived). Most forms of financial aid are given for a semester or year at a time.