Applied linguistics combines research topics in the linguistics sciences and education, to pursue principled approaches to language-related concerns. The PhD program in applied linguistics is focused on simultaneous and developmental bilingualism in children and adolescents.Faculty participate in the program from within multiple curricular units across the institution's four campuses. The program encourages transdisciplinary study, and its flexible requirements enable students to pursue those aspects of the disciplines that interest them the most.

Enhance your academic and professional profile with an understanding of how technology can be used to facilitate language learning. Develop a solid theoretical understanding of computer-assisted language learning activities and the skills for implementing them in the language classroom.

ASU's creative writing program is distinguished by an outstanding faculty that has garnered national and international attention and is consistently ranked among top-tier programs in poetry and fiction. The program's curricular strengths, community outreach and close mentorship combine to define pragmatic, successful outcomes for students, new-century graduates and artist-citizens.

Prepare yourself for advanced study in a number of areas, including English, linguistics, philosophy, African American studies, women and gender studies, law, history, politics and sustainability. When you've completed this certificate, you also are prepared for businesses and industries that require effective explanation and analysis of complex ideas, texts and systems.


English, MA

Study with award-winning faculty in one of the most dynamic of English departments. In tandem with an expansive internship program, fulfill your interests and goals with coursework in pan-humanities areas as diverse as environmental studies, film analysis, linguistics, medieval culture and young adult literature. Primarily face-to-face, the program offers one track online.

This doctoral program is designed for a wide range of students with diverse interests, backgrounds and professional goals. It is ideal preparation for your career as an expert teacher of English, or as a scholar, researcher, curriculum developer, teacher educator or leader in the field of English education.

ASU's English department boasts an internationally recognized faculty with expertise across historical, geographic and theoretical boundaries. This doctoral program, with a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum, a strong mentoring program, and a variety of internships and professional development opportunities, prepares you for entry into academia as well as a variety of careers.

Explore history, theories and methods of rhetorical inquiry across disciplines such as anthropology, law, psychology, religion, history, cognitive science and beyond. Prepare yourself for entrance into academia as well as a variety of careers through a variety of internships and professional development opportunities and a strong mentoring program.


English Education, MA

As a current or aspiring secondary English language arts teacher, you are empowered to conduct classroom-based research, strengthen teaching practices and expand your professional knowledge base. You can achieve this through instruction and mentoring provided by dynamic faculty who specialize in teaching secondary writing, young adult literature, literacy and social justice.

Complete your degree in two years in a program ideal for working professionals and lifelong learners looking to develop media literacy training in film, television and digital media. Faculty for this program include noted media scholars, critics and filmmakers.

Graduate Certificate

Linguistics (Graduate Certificate)

If you love the study of language, you can broaden your knowledge and training in linguistics. Study with world-renowned linguistics scholars to gain a deeper understanding of their chosen fields. Working professionals can pursue a stand-alone certificate for career development.

Prepare yourself for entrance into academia as well as a variety of careers, through internships and professional development opportunities and an innovative mentoring program. This doctoral program boasts an internationally recognized faculty with expertise in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, second-language writing, world Englishes, semantics, syntax, phonology and more.

If you love to study language, then you'll want to acquire a deep foundational training while being mentored by world-renowned scholars. Myriad possible research areas and flexible options for the culminating experience help you meet your professional and academic needs.

Prepare for your dream job teaching English anywhere in the world. In this flexible program, you'll work closely with expert faculty in the fields of linguistics and language education while honing your professional skills through a wide variety of internships.