136 Masters Programs in Language Studies

Master’s degree programs further augment the abilities of students who are already familiar with their field. Designed for students who have completed a four-year program, they typically require an additional two years of full-time study. Students must demonstrate mastery with the subject before graduating. So, what is a Master in Language Studies? These advanced degree programs focus on the… Read more

Master’s degree programs further augment the abilities of students who are already familiar with their field. Designed for students who have completed a four-year program, they typically require an additional two years of full-time study. Students must demonstrate mastery with the subject before graduating.

So, what is a Master in Language Studies? These advanced degree programs focus on the structures of human language. Students generally learn about the histories and common traits of language families and how languages have helped to shape cultures and world events. Topics of study often include phonetics, syntax, semantics, and morphology. Delving into specifics of grammar, these students learn to find the nuances of meaning that lead to greater understanding of human development.

Analytical skills are enhanced throughout the program. Students practice by forming arguments about controversial texts. They develop methods of critiquing and evaluating the effectiveness of language. They become better communicators in both written and spoken language, and they can help others improve their skills as well.

Tuition and fee rates vary. Prospective students should contact the admissions departments of individual colleges and universities for cost information. Students should also consider their living and travel costs as part of their educational expenses while enrolled.

Graduates are prepared for roles in a variety of industries. Clear communication is a key leadership trait, and many of these professionals easily assume management positions for professional organizations. Marketing firms can hire them to craft brand messages, and they may be qualified to work as writers or journalists. Some enter the education profession and work as teachers in primary and secondary schools. With some additional training, they may also qualify to work as speech therapists assisting those with developmental disadvantages.

Not all programs are the same, and if you are interested, you should consider as many options as possible before deciding. Online coursework is often the best option for your location and schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Ostrava
Ostrava, Czech Republic

The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Lan ... +

The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) with a solid knowledge of English linguistics and a deep knowledge of the literature and culture of English-speaking countries, who are aware of the professional literature in these fields and other information resources. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
15 Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic pers ... +

This program, taught entirely in English and aimed at international applicants, seeks to provide an opportunity to study English from a variety of literary and linguistic perspectives. The degree consists of coursework and a research thesis. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
22 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individual stu ... +

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individual student and his/her supervisors. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University Saint-Joseph
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to m ... +

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to master Arabic, French and English languages as well as intercultural competencies by helping them to adapt to cultural differences, sharpen strong analytical and deductive skills, and develop professional judgment. Member of CIUTI (International Standing Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters) and of the FIT (International Federation of Translators), recognized by the AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters), and having a long-standing and close relation with the United Nations and the European Parliament, ETIB aspires to be an active member among the university institutions of the world and a pole of excellence in the fields of research and innovation in the Arab world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
15 months
English, Arabic
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Université d'Artois
Arras, France

The Master of Chinese as a Foreign Language/Chinese as a Second Language in the School environment (CLE/CLS) prepares the students for a teaching career in institutional setti ... +

The Master of Chinese as a Foreign Language/Chinese as a Second Language in the School environment (CLE/CLS) prepares the students for a teaching career in institutional settings (schools, language centers, cultural services, and embassies). Internships represent a valuable reinforcement to the initial training received in the University of Artois. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
French, Chinese
Online
 
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Graduate Program in Translation began to offer its courses, as an experimental program, in 1970. The Academic Senate of the Campus approved the creation report in 1972. In ... +

The Graduate Program in Translation began to offer its courses, as an experimental program, in 1970. The Academic Senate of the Campus approved the creation report in 1972. In 1974, upon receiving the certification of the University Board, the PGT was officially incorporated into the programs that offer a master's degree in the Faculty of Humanities. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

The aim of the Masters in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies is to enable students to develop a deep and broad understanding of the region and its trials and contributions

The aim of the Masters in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies is to enable students to develop a deep and broad understanding of the region and its trials and contributions -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
13 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou, China

The MA China Studies provides those in the programme with in-depth knowledge of China’s history, politics, society and economy, in order to equip them with a more comprehensiv ... +

The MA China Studies provides those in the programme with in-depth knowledge of China’s history, politics, society and economy, in order to equip them with a more comprehensive understanding of China’s complex socio-economic system. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English, Chinese
Campus
 
University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences
Miami, USA

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning the humanities and theory-based graduate-level classes. It is a non-tradi ... +

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning the humanities and theory-based graduate-level classes. It is a non-traditional graduate program that allows the returning student to take classes in their own individualized course of study in the College of Arts and Sciences, including history, literature, religious studies, philosophy, culture, and the English language. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
European University at St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, Russia

IMARES Master’s degree program focuses on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspects fro ... +

IMARES Master’s degree program focuses on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspects from A to Z -
Master
Full-time
English
Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts.

This programme aims to address the growing demand for translators with skills in translating technical texts. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and t ... +

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English, German, French
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Program in Finnish and its Languages is intended for non-native speakers of Finnish and other Finno-Ugric languages who have completed their bachelor's deg ... +

The Master's Degree Program in Finnish and its Languages is intended for non-native speakers of Finnish and other Finno-Ugric languages who have completed their bachelor's degrees abroad or in Finland. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Finnish
Aug 2020
22 Jan 2020
Campus
 
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Lugano, Switzerland

The Master's course proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies presents a peculiarity that is totally unique with respect to the educational offer of the other Universities, ... +

The Master's course proposed by the Institute of Italian Studies presents a peculiarity that is totally unique with respect to the educational offer of the other Universities, because it is based on a study plan consisting of courses that, every year, are gathered around a specific theme: thematic unit that becomes a stimulus and a concrete opportunity for interdisciplinarity. It intends to offer its students the acquisition of a mature right of citizenship in the domain of the word, which will allow them to question the present, to consciously set out towards the future and, above all, to recognize their own uniqueness of persons. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
Italian
Sep 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Saint Petersburg University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies.

Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus