Foreign Language & ESL Education (MA, MAT)
The MA and the MAT in Teaching and Learning with a focus in Foreign Language & ESL Education are awarded by the Graduate College. The MA and the MAT are non-thesis degrees. The University also offers a PhD in Foreign Language & ESL Education.
Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).
Estimated Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.
For the MA program:
- Fall Semester admission—April 1; March 1 if you wish to be considered for departmental financial assistance (April 15 for international students) Due dates for consideration for funding for both MA and PhD are January 25 for fall consideration.
- Spring Semester—October 1
- Summer Session—not offered
For the MAT program:
- Fall Semester—March 1
- Spring Semester—October 1
- Summer Session—March 1
The graduate application process has two steps
- Submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
- Submit supplemental materials required by your degree program. A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile on ISIS, our online service center for applicants and students.
Degree Program Supplemental Materials
- A statement of purpose explaining your graduate study and professional goals (MA applicants only)
- A Teacher Education Program Application (MAT/Certificate applicants only)
- All materials must be submitted in English.
The application requirement section of your Profile includes an electronic letter of recommendation feature. If your program of study requires letters of recommendation, you will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders including their email on your Admissions Profile. The recommender will then get an email giving them instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.
- Three letters of recommendation
Materials to send to Admissions
- A set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
- Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
- International students must send their official TOEFL scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
- Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.
Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.