Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

M.A. Application and Assistantships

PRELIMINARY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

The M.A. degree in Modern Languages with a specialization in French, German or Spanish requires, as a prerequisite, 30 hours of course work in the language in which the student intends to specialize or a total of 30 hours in two or three languages, ancient or modern, provided that at least 18 hours are in the major language to be studied. In extraordinary cases, this prerequisite may be modified. First-year languages courses in any language and second-year language courses in the student’s major language do not satisfy this prerequisite.

The M.A. degree in Modern Languages with a specialization in Applied Linguistics and TESOL requires, as a prerequisite, either 30 hours in English, linguistics or a foreign language, or a total of 30 hours in any combination of the above, provided that a minimum of 18 hours are in one of the fields. In extraordinary cases, this prerequisite may be modified.

The M.A. in Modern Languages degree with a specialization in Linguistics requires, as a prerequisite, either 30 hours in English, linguistics or a foreign language, or a total of 30 hours in any combination of the above, provided that a minimum of 18 hours are in linguistics. In extraordinary cases, this prerequisite may be modified.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
A complete application consists of:

  • The online application form (click HERE to apply online)
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable).
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • A résumé
  • Official transcripts from all institutions from which a degree was obtained AND from any institution attended for graduate work – junior/community college transcripts are NOT required
  • Official GRE scores
  • For international applicants: official  TOEFL scores (for a list of exempt countries, click HERE)

For more information, see the Graduate Admissions website.

DEADLINES
Completed applications are due by March 1st for entry in the Fall semester. Applications will be considered after the deadline on a space-available basis. (Applicants are encouraged to enter the program in the Fall. Spring admission will only be considered under special circumstances.)

ASSISTANTSHIPS
The Department of Modern Languages offers the following kinds of financial assistance: the Price Scholarship, Graduate Research Assistantships, and Graduate Instructorships. These assistantships pay a stipend of $5,000 – $5,250 per semester and come with a full waiver of graduate tuition.

All applicants to the M.A. program will be considered for an assistantship; there is no separate application for this funding. Applicants will be considered only after they have been admitted. Please allow plenty of time after completing your application for you to be considered for aid. International students need to apply the earliest of all in order to complete application and visa requirements.

See the Financial Aid Office for additional assistance that may be available.  www.olemiss.edu/depts/financial_aid

Additional Links

 

M.A. Program Coordinator for French, German and Spanish:
Dr. Felice Coles, fcoles@olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-7702
Bondurant East 210A

M.A. Program Coordinator for Linguistics and TESOL:
Dr. Chris Sapp, csapp@olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-7664
Bondurant East 211B

Chair, Department of Modern Languages, and Contact for financial aid:
Dr. Daniel O’Sullivan
dosulliv@olemiss.edu
(662) 915-7298

 

For Further Information:
Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848 USA
Phone: (662) 915-7298
Fax: (662) 915-1086
www.modernlanguages.olemiss.edu