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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.
Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Additional Requirements: A degree seeking applicant must meet international graduate student admission requirements.