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Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, & Culture

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture (MASPC) at the University of Southern Indiana!

This interdisciplinary graduate program is designed to provide professionals in education, government, non-profit organizations and business with knowledge and expertise to thrive in a global market.

Our curriculum combines the theoretical study of second language acquisition and the methodological study of teaching languages to English and non-English speakers with the professional knowledge to shape public policy on multilingualism and multiculturalism. Courses are taught by graduate faculty in World Languages and CulturesPolitical Science and Public Administration, Communications, English, and Teacher Education.

The program offers two embedded, optional online certifications in TESOL and Cultural Awareness Training. Internship, study abroad, and independent research opportunities are also available.

With online, hybrid, and on-campus courses, the MASPC can be completed in one and a half years, which includes summer sessions.  

The MASPC student body is diverse and consists of teachers (current and aspiring), administrators, business owners, recent college graduates, adult learners, professionals in non-profit organizations, university support staff, and more! Some MASPC students live in Indiana, while many live in other US states or abroad. 

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Recent MASPC graduates have applied their degrees to grow language programs and shape language policies in public schools, teach English abroad, work as cultural awareness consultants, create study abroad programs, and pursue doctorates in Community Leadership, Education, Applied Linguistics, and Communication. 

For more information, download our digital brochure.

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