Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education
A PhD in Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education is a research-intensive program for students interested in foreign language and English language learners. Students from around the world choose our program because of its long and prestigious history and the opportunity to learn from faculty who have extensive international experience, expertise and achievements. The high-quality mentoring students receive prepares them to become world-class scholars and academic leaders in countries across the globe.
The Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education program at The Ohio State University is one of the oldest and most established programs of its kind in the United States and has produced many prominent scholars and leaders in both the foreign language and English language learning fields.
Students experience diverse opportunities to learn the cognitive, sociocultural and critical perspectives of theory and practices related to foreign, second and heritage language acquisition and instruction.
The program is designed from an inclusive perspective and seeks to explore language teaching and learning issues and learners from around the world.
Program faculty have lived, studied and taught in various parts of the world. The diversity of backgrounds among students and faculty is one of the hallmarks of our program.
Students with PhDs in Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education go on to become scholars, researchers and professors at colleges and universities around the world.
Deadline to apply: December 1
Program start: Autumn Semester
Prerequisites: Master’s degree, current GRE scores
Minimum semester hours to degree completion: 80 (up to 30 hours can transfer)
Coursework: Foreign language, second language learning, educational research, teaching and learning theory, diversity in education
Minimum course requirements: 2 department core courses (8 hours), 8 specialization courses (24 hours), research methods (9 hours), research apprenticeship (6 hours), dissertation (6 hours), breadth requirement (3 hours)
Other requirements: Research apprenticeship, candidacy exam, dissertation
David Bloome, PhD, Distinguished Professor
Patricia Enciso, PhD, Professor
Laura Justice, PhD, Distinguished Professor
George Newell, PhD, Professor
Don Winford, PhD, OSU Dept. of Linguistics