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World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

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administrative contact

Sandra Stjepanovic
phone: 304-293-5121
fax: 304-293-7655

program contact

Sandra Stjepanovic
phone: 304-293-5121
fax: 304-293-7655

Program Details

Program Description

The Department currently offers the master of arts (MA) degree with concentrations in French, Linguistics, Spanish, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is also possible to combine two of the above areas of emphasis as a major field of study within the department. Students from different backgrounds therefore have the flexibility to tailor the program to their needs.

Our program is unique in this region. It attracts students from across the United States and around the world. Since the master’s degree is our highest degree, our MA students’ academic and professional development receives our full attention and resources. The diverse expertise of our faculty provides students with interesting and flexible plans of study, as well as with ample opportunities to evolve as leaders and decision makers within their classrooms and within our department.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Recommendations: 3.0 GPA required
  • Test Requirements: None - 3.0 GPA required

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: February 1
  • Spring Deadline: October 1


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.