Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Programs

The Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon offers three graduate programs:

phd.pngPh.D. in Second Language Acquisition

A program that provides students and future professionals with a theoretical grounding in linguistics and cognitive sciences, coupled with broad training in qualitative and quantitative research methodology. The goal of the program is to create independent and insightful researchers capable of using analytical and empirical methods to illuminate and understand the acquisition, use, and maintenance of second languages.

asla-iconMaster's in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

A one-year, intensive program preparing U.S. and international students for a range of careers in language education and research, with opportunities to specialize in language learning research and teaching in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

gcat.pngMaster's in Global Communication & Applied Translation

A one and one-half year program that provides students with training in the principles and practices of professional translation, localization, and global communication. This program is jointly run by the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of English.

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