Linguistics and English Language

The Department of Linguistics and English Language offers two graduate degrees: Linguistics MA and TESOL MA.  Both MA degrees require an oral defense of a thesis. These programs continue to have a significant influence at Brigham Young University with its rich language resources, and in a world setting where the demand for skilled language professionals is at an all-time premium, especially in the areas of teaching English as a second or foreign language. Students enrolling in these graduate programs receive state-of–the-art instruction in both the theoretical and applied aspects of linguistics.

Contact Information

Phone: (801) 422-2937
Address: 4064 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602-6711
Norman Evans
Graduate Coordinator - TESOL MA
Dee Gardner
Graduate Coordinator - Linguistics MA
William Eggington


The university makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this catalog, but reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.
Since change is a part of university life, curriculum and program changes will likely occur during the time the current Graduate Catalog is in circulation.

Honor Code

The university expects that all students, regardless of religion, will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include high standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and dress and grooming, in addition to abstinence from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. The Honor Code Statement is found here.