General Requirements for Master of Arts Degree Programs
Receipt of the BA degree or the equivalent from a regionally accredited institution is a prerequisite for admission to the MA program. Applicants must have completed course work equivalent to a major in the target language or be able to demonstrate the equivalent level of linguistic proficiency.
Deadline: Rolling Admissions*
Financial aid availability and enrollment status : click to view.
*Scholarships, fellowships, and some financial aid programs do have a deadline by which applications must be complete. Please refer to the Language Schools Financial Aid page for details.
Note: While we do accept applications for the graduate summer program on a rolling basis, in order to request materials and help students prepare for the visa process, those applying to the summer program followed by the academic year abroad must submit an application by May 1. Applicants for the year abroad must also have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the end date of the program.
Financial aid for the abroad program is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified applicants.
Web Application Information >>
- The web application server stores the information you enter under the private Login ID and PIN you establish.
- You don't have to complete an application in one sitting. For example, you can start working on a web application at your library's computer facility, save your work, access the form at home on your personal computer, and continue working from there. Wherever you have access to the Web, you have access to the information you've saved.
- Your data is transmitted securely over the Internet. The information you enter is encrypted and secure when you save it and when you send it. Although general data collected on the system may be used in statistical studies and reports designed to assist institutions with planning, any information bearing your personal identification is only disclosed to the department you send it to.
- Your application will not be processed without all of the required supporting materials, including the application fee.
International Students >>
International students will go through the same general application process outlined on this page (above). Following admission, the ISSS office will support your needs relating to a U.S. student visa.
To apply, you must first refer to the School-specific application instructions, via the links on the right-hand side of this page.