College of Liberal Arts
The M.A. in Linguistics prepares students for more advanced linguistics work as well as a variety of careers in academics and industry. Students may focus on general/theoretical linguistics or take concentrations in Applied Linguistics (English/Spanish) or Hispanic Linguistics. Our faculty will work with students to produce original research that advanced the body of linguistic knowledge.
Faculty are internationally recognized and acknowledged for their research achievements.
El Paso’s multilingualism and its location on the U.S.-Mexico border makes for a fascinating environment to study linguistics
Students enjoy small class sizes, a supportive atmosphere and personalized degree plans based on their interests.
Adonis Borges loves to facilitate how people learn languages. At UTEP, the native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, studied how brains of bilingual people process language. He used that knowledge to develop language and culture curriculum for American diplomats at all levels for the U.S. Department of State. He also is studying Second Language Acquisition as a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland.
Graduates may decide to become language teachers, pursue a Ph.D. program, work for education companies or the U.S. government and federal agencies Graduates with this degree may decide to become forensic linguists or a linguist annotators.