Applied Linguistics, PhD


Applied Linguistics

doctor of philosophy

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Applied Linguistics, Doctor of Philosophy

Language is humanity's most powerful tool. Applied linguistics puts that tool to work.

Northern Arizona University’s Applied Linguistics programs are internationally recognized for excellence in language-related research and teacher training. Here, you will learn to apply your scholarship to a wide range of real-world issues related to language teaching, learning, use, and assessment.

This dissertation-based PhD allows you to customize your coursework and research around such areas as second language studies, teaching and assessment of language skills, corpus linguistics, grammar and discourse, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, and speech perception and production.



  • Flagstaff

Minimum units for completion 90
Additional admissions requirements Admission requirements above admission to NAU are required.

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