Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Programs

The Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon offers three graduate programs: a Masters in Applied Second Language Acquisition, a Masters in Global Communication & Applied Translation, and a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition.

asla-iconMasters in Applied Second Language Acquisition

A one-year intensive program that prepares U.S. and international students for careers in second language teaching in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL) by increasing knowledge of second-language acquisition, cultural studies, pedagogy, and technology-enhanced learning.

gcat.pngMasters 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.

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.

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