Welcome to the Program in Applied Linguistics at Boston University!

Because language-related phenomena are central to many aspects of human life, individuals who possess sophisticated knowledge of language and linguistics work in a wide range of professional and academic fields. Applied linguistics, an interdisciplinary enterprise, encompasses a correspondingly wide range of aims and concerns. Boston University’s doctoral and Master’s programs in Applied Linguistics offer a solid foundation in linguistic theory and practice, and offer opportunities for study in a variety of applied areas.

The MA and PhD programs are particularly appropriate for students whose primary interest is in first language acquisition and development, second language and bilingualism, language disorders, the development and use of American Sign Language, theoretical linguistics, the teaching of foreign languages, literacy, and discourse studies. Students in the MA and PhD programs apply knowledge about linguistic theory, description, and analysis to a particular area of study.

Program in Applied Linguistics
Boston University
96 Cummington Mall, Room 246
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-6197 linguist@bu.edu