University of Wisconsin-Madison Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition



Kristin Dalby


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The Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) prepares students to research and teach in a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that investigates second language learning and acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, second and foreign language teaching, and the relationship among language, culture, identity and thought in diverse social contexts. The community of faculty and students affiliated with the SLA Program is a vibrant and supportive group representing many languages, as well as many departments and schools on the UW-Madison campus. Admissions requirements to the SLA Doctoral Program include a master’s degree in a foreign language, English, applied linguistics, linguistics, or education.

Applications for the SLA program are accepted from mid September until December 15. To learn more about the admissions process, please visit and email with any questions.