Applied Linguistics


This certificate is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of applied linguistics. There are no other certificates of this kind in the state of Florida. Because of the program's flexibility regarding course requirements, it will allow students to specialize based on need and personal interest. And because of the applied nature of this discipline, this certificate will introduce students to advanced language analytic skills and expertise work in business, research and innovation, government, healthcare, technology, and the nonprofit sectors.

Course Location/Delivery

The certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredit university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process. In addition, to the application forms you will need to submit:

  1. Official transcripts
  2. A resume
  3. Letter of Intent
  4. One academic recommendation letter




Nine total credit hours for the certificate. Students must take at least one of the following three-credit courses:


Students may choose from the following electives for the remaining six credits. Courses from the core courses may also be used to fulfill the remaining six credits.

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to nine hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests



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