MA TESL Application Procedures
To apply to the MA TESL program, please submit the following materials:
An official Graduate School Application (http://www.gradsch.psu.edu/portal/) with application fee (http://gradsch.psu.edu/prospective/apply.html) The Graduate School application can ONLY be submitted electronically. We no longer have paper applications. This form will be sent directly to the Graduate School.
Also required are the following:
International applicants must submit official or attested university records, with certified translations if the records are not in English.
Originals must be provided. Notarized copies are not sufficient.
Standardized test scores: These should be reported directly to the department through the testing agencies. The department code for Applied Linguistics for the GRE is 3907; for the TOEFL use 04; Institution code: 2660.
Three letters of reference
A statement of purpose in which you describe your professional interests and reasons for wanting to pursue an MA in TESL. The statement should be no longer than 2 double-spaced pages. Please indicate at the end of your personal statement whether you will be pursuing the Campus Option or the Online + Campus Option.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: No paperwork regarding an applicant's visa is required at the time of application. If an applicant is admitted to the program, the University Office of Global Programs Pre-Arrival Advising Office will send an e-mail notification to the applicant once the applicant has accepted their offer of admission. The e-mail will provide the applicant with a set of instructions to complete a variety of electronic forms as part of their admission process, which will include visa documentation.
- Two official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, both undergraduate and graduate.
- To obtain a Transcript Request Form, use one of the following:
Mail the additional required materials in a large envelope to:
M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Applied Linguistics
234 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802