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Graduate Certificate in Linguistics

Basic Certificate Information

The Graduate Certificate in Linguistics is a twelve-credit hour concentration that offers coursework in advanced, language-based, interdisciplinary studies, encompassing theoretical, applied, and pedagogical aspects of linguistics. The key purpose of the certificate is to broaden students’ linguistic knowledge from an interdisciplinary perspective, enabling them to explore language as a significant tool for understanding cultures in an increasingly globalized world. Students will learn to draw connections between language, culture, and society as they hone their ability to conduct advanced research and become more active critical thinkers and writers. This certificate will be particularly valuable for M.A. and Ph.D. students in the Humanities and Social Sciences seeking to enhance employment credentials as college and university instructors or language professionals in corporate, non-profit, and educational settings. In addition, this certificate may be helpful to those interested in working as editors, translators, interpreters, foreign language and English teachers at all grade levels and in colleges, in counseling and tutoring assignments in writing centers in community colleges, and as bilingual education specialists.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

Admission requirements and prerequisites: Students will be accepted to participate in the graduate certificate if they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their current graduate program at UTSA or, for new graduate students, if they maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of their previous program of study.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.

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Certificate Advisors: Dr. Whitney Chappell, Ph.D.

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