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Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, Ph.D.

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Overview

Students seeking the masters degree may select from the following concentrations: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies, Literacy and Language Arts, and Social Studies. The purpose of the master's degree is to contribute to the professional development of educators and other professionals.

The LLSS doctoral degree prepares students for college teaching and research in education (including teacher education) and other leadership positions in education, social services, and allied professions. The program is organized around the following focus areas: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language, Literacy and Language Arts, and Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) is a multidisciplinary program committed to:

  • The study of the social and political contexts of education.
  • Scholarly inquiry using qualitative, critical, and innovative research methodology.
  • Valuing differences of class, race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age as sources of leadership and expertise.
  • Creating a community of educators devoted to social justice.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Formal training and experience in education is recommended, but not required. 
  • A minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA (grade point average). Lower GPA is acceptable if last two years of coursework is above 3.3. 

 Your on-line application will include:

  • Letter of intent
  • CV/Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  •  Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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    24187 USD/year
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    24187 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8343 USD/year
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
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