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University of South Florida

Department of World Languages

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of World Languages is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Applied linguistics
(Graduate Certificate) Spanish
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics: english as a second language
Master of Arts (MA) French
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics and applied language studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam French and Spanish: GRE Not required; Linguistics: ESL: GRE required with minimum scores of 149 (40th percentile) V and 4 AW (50th percentile)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Internship option
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE scores: V: 153 (500, approximately 60% percentile); Q: 144 (500, approximately 20% percentile); AW: 4.00
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

62
Applied
27
Accepted
15
Enrolled
44%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam French and Spanish: GRE Not required; Linguistics: ESL: GRE required with minimum scores of 149 (40th percentile) V and 4 AW (50th percentile)
Master's Degree Requirements MA in French: minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; 2-3 letters of recommendation, writing sample in French, oral interview in French (can be done by hone) MA in Spanish: minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation, oral interview in Spanish (can be done by phone); approval from Grad Director in case of degree from another discipline
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE scores: V: 153 (500, approximately 60% percentile); Q: 144 (500, approximately 20% percentile); AW: 4.00
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA in Applied Linguistics or related field; experience with additional language(s); MA GPA 3.5 or higher; Statement of research interest; CV; writing sample; 3 academic references; interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 22.92%
Black or African American 8.33%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown 2.08%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 1
Male (5)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Second language acquisition, instructional technology, foreign language education, English for speakers of other languages, distance learning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
35,375

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Avenue CPR107
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Anne Latowsky
Associate Chair and Professor
Email: alatowsk@usf.edu
Phone: 813-9743257
Fax: 813-9059937

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