The Department recommends to its M.A. and Ph.D. students that they look into graduate certificates and interdisciplinary specializations in professional fields. Some examples can be found below.
Graduate students can also pursue an M.A. degree in another department on campus while working towards an M.A. or Ph.D. in our department. Students who want to pursue dual degrees should discuss the possibility with their advisors, and begin planning early in their graduate careers. Note that OSU does not allow students to earn dual Ph.D.s.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health
The combination of foreign language and culture education with advanced educational opportunities in the field of global health will prepare students for the unique challenges of healthcare in the world and will equip them with better career opportunities.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in the Language Sciences
The purpose of the GIS in the Language Sciences is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to pursue a coherent specialization in the language sciences that cuts across departments and represents one of five areas of focus: language and cognition, language and brain function, language and society, language and technology, and language description and fieldwork. It also seeks to encourage interactions among graduate students and faculty from different areas in the language sciences. This GIS is sponsored by the Buckeye Language Network.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Second Language Studies
The goal of GIS in second language studies is to help students to gain hands-on experience in research design and data collection; design language programs and course materials that are informed by theory and research in second language acquisition and to enable students to be more competitive on the job market for positions that involve language program direction/coordination and GTA training.
Foreign Language Technology Certificate
The purpose of the Foreign Language Technology Certificate is to provide graduate students with a solid introduction to the instructional technology tools necessary to bring authentic language, culture, and literature to their students and to understand their role. The FLC technology certificate enables the graduate students to teach effectively, encourage their students to learn communicatively, and help them integrate seamlessly into an age digital media and global networking.
Graduate Specialization / Graduate Minor in Educational Technology
The purpose of the Minor / Specialization is to prepare graduate and professional students to have practical experiences and theoretical understandings of how technology and media can facilitate teaching and learning. Completing this program will allow students to have a Specialization or Minor in Educational Technology noted on their graduate transcripts.