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MA World Languages and Literatures

The M.A. in World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University is a graduate degree with concentration in a primary language, a secondary language, and linguistics. The primary language may be French, German, Japanese or Spanish and the secondary language may be Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $698 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Our Mission

  • We serve and sustain a vibrant urban region through our creativity, collective knowledge and expertise.
  • We are dedicated to collaborative learning, innovative research, sustainability and community engagement.
  • We educate a diverse community of lifelong learners.
  • Our research and teaching have global impact.

World Languages and Literatures Values

  • We promote access, inclusion and equity as pillars of excellence.
  • We commit to curiosity, collaboration, stewardship and sustainability.
  • We strive for excellence and innovation that solves problems.
  • We believe everyone should be treated with integrity and respect.

Our Reputation

Portland State University pursues excellence through: Accessibility; innovation; collaboration; engagement; sustainability; transformation.

Our Position

  • An anchor institution, providing the Portland region with a highly educated population, substantial economic impact, and distinctive contributions to its culture.
  • Contributing unique scholarship and research that support quality of life through problem solving.
  • Delivering on our access mission, contributing to a highly educated and diverse community.

Courses Included

  • Language Proficiency Testing and Teaching
  • Methods of Teaching World Languages
  • French Linguistics
  • Applied French Linguistics
  • German Linguistics
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Applied Spanish Linguistics