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Master of Arts

MA in SLS Program

The MA Program in SLS at the University of Hawai‘i has been in existence since 1961. The Department of Second Language Studies is the first and one of the largest such departments at an American university. The Department has attained top-ranked international recognition due to the diverse expertise and professional activities of its faculty, the …

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MA Admissions

Overview of Admissions Requirements – Master of Arts in Second Language Studies Applicants need to apply for admittance to both (1) the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Office of Graduate Education (UHM Graduate Education) and (2) the Department of Second Language Studies. Please use the checklist provided at the bottom of this page to verify …

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Financial Support for MA Students

On a very limited basis, GAships in the ELI or HELP, lectureships in the ELI, or casual-hire positions in HELP can be awarded to MA students. Casual-hire positions, lectureships, and 0.25FTE GAships do not include a tuition waiver or health benefits. The availability of positions depends on departmental needs and funding, and can be offered …

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Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) Applicants

A University category of admission is that of a Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) student, for students not admitted to any advanced degree program. Unclassified students sometimes enroll in SLS graduate courses (if there is space), and sometimes they later apply to the MA program. PBU students applying to the MA in SLS degree program are subject …

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Summer Session

It is possible to take courses during the summer without having been admitted to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Application materials are usually available in mid-March on the Outreach College Summer Session homepage: http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/summer/default.asp It is not possible to pursue an MA in SLS by taking summer courses only. Admission to Summer Session does …

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