Ph.D. On Campus

Applied Linguistics

Northern Arizona University

36 months
25708 USD/year
25708 USD/year
10480 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Linguistics program of the Northern Arizona University is designed to prepare future professors, researchers and teacher trainers to work independently and in leadership positions with the learning and teaching of second languages, the analysis of language, and the design of language-related research. 


Program Features

The innovative Applied Linguistics program of the Northern Arizona University is a nationally recognized program for scholars interested in second language acquisition and production, pragmatics, and teaching English as a second language (TESL). Other areas of interest for our students and faculty include:

  • Corpus linguistics
  • English linguistics
  • Linguistics skills
  • Curriculum & program evaluation
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Grammatical variation
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Research methods
  • Register and discourse analysis
  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language listening and speaking
  • Second language reading and writing
  • Speech perception and production
  • Spoken discourse
  • World Englishes

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods In Applied Linguistics
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered an a space available basis


81 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts
Individual program admission requirements include:
  • GRE® revised General Test
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement or essay
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25708 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25708 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10480 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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