Program Options

MA TESOL Program Options

ANNOUNCEMENT: 12-month program discontinued
We have discontinued the 12-month option for the MA in TESOL. Please contact graduate TESOL programs director Dr. Latricia Trites if you have any questions.


The MA TESOL program offers on-campus/off-campus courses of study for applicants. Students can select a program of study to suit their individual schedules. The four options are:

  • Traditional or two-year MA curriculum
  • Online MA
  • ESL Endorsement for Kentucky teachers (online/on-campus)


Program Option Average Time of Completion Begin Study Full-time Part-time On-campus Off-campus
Traditional MA 18-24 Months Any Semester Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online MA 24-36 Months Any Semester No Yes No Yes
ESL Endorsement 18-24 Months Any Semester Yes Yes Yes Yes

Application Deadlines
For applicants who live in the United States, we recommend you apply three months before the desired start term. See Graduate Admissions for more information. 

Application deadlines for international students are May 31 for the fall semester, and October 15 for the spring semester to allow sufficient time to process all required documents before arrival on campus. See the Institute for International Studies Admissions page for more information.


Dr. Latricia Trites

7C-7 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341