Master's (MA) in Multilingual and Multicultural Studies

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In less than two years with a flexible class format, earn your Master of Arts in Multilingual and Multicultural Studies. Be part of a strong learning community that focuses on multilingual and multicultural populations.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

"Every teacher is an EL teacher."

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

Therefore, all educators and those who work with diverse families need to understand language and culture through practical and critical lenses.

Program Features

Students in hyflex and in person
  • 30 credit hours
  • Synchronous courses that offer choices for the student: attend classes on the Denton campus, online, or hybrid - a hyflex format that allows for both classes on Zoom and in person
  • Small class sizes
  • Opportunity to complete some coursework in Spanish
  • Optional service learning in Spanish in Puerto Rico or in French in Quebec, Canada.
  • Personal interaction with professors who have extensive expertise


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Program Information

Students in the Multilingual and Multicultural Studies program
  • Apply knowledge of various multilingual populations to practice
  • Understand bilingualism, biliteracy, and second language acquisition
  • Gain critical perspectives on race, language, and culture
  • Develop academically and scholarly writing in English and other languages as students choose
  • Give engaging presentations to practitioner and research audiences
  • Learn by doing through service learning and other real life course assignments

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher leader of bilingual, ESL, and language programs
  • Director of bilingual, ESL and language programs
  • Leader of non-profit organizations that support diverse families
  • Director of adult ESL and literacy programs
Students and professors in the Multilingual and Multicultural Studies program

Admission Requirements

Degree Plan

Admission to the M.A. Multilingual & Multicultural Studies

Program Contacts

Ale Babino, PhD

Application Deadline

Rolling Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Students may seek conditional admission if their GPA of their last 30 hours of coursework is not 3.0 or higher.
  1. Collect and submit the following documents into the application:
    • Collect and submit the following documents to
    • Vitae or Resume
    • A one-to-two-page narrative answering the following questions in English or Spanish:
      • What do the words multilingual and multicultural mean to you?
      • What do you think are the greatest challenges for multilingual and multicultural education?
      • Provide three examples of how you led and/or participated in collaborative activities with others (e.g., colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, parents, students).
      • What is your proficiency with the use of technology and what tools do you find useful in your professional or personal work?

How to Apply

Begin by finding your program in TWU's Program, Majors & Degrees listings to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  (This information is for all programs. The application deadline for your specific program will be listed in the Program Requirements.  Use that deadline as it applies below.  (Example: if a program only admits once a year and has a Fall deadline for 2023 of March 1, you would need to be looking to apply to the next deadline for Fall 2024.)

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs according to the start semester and application portals below:
    • Spring 2024 - All programs apply via ApplyTexas EXCEPT applicants to the College of Business, Child Life, or Child Development master's programs or the Child Development and Early Education PhD program who should apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal.
      • Note: When applying through ApplyTexas, you will need to submit any required Documents directly to the program website.
    • Summer & Fall 2024 - All graduate programs apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal. Required documents will be asked for and uploaded into the application.

  2. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee, ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants can be paid by:
    • Credit card - Online through the portal you applied on (either ApplyTexas or TWU's Online Graduate Application).
    • Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 301 Research Circle, Room 220; Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    • Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (2nd floor of GRB).
    • Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar application Fee waiver. Submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission Form.

  3. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU.  See the International Admission website for more details.

For more information on graduate admissions or to contact an admissions official, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants.


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Ale Babino, PhD  
MCL 906-C

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MA en Estudios Multilingües y Multiculturales

En menos de dos años y de manera flexible, obtén tu Maestría en Estudios Multilingües y Multiculturales. Sé parte de una comunidad de aprendizaje sólida y centrada en poblaciones multilingües y multiculturales.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

“Todo maestro, es un maestro EL.”

Secretario de Educación de los Estados Unidos de América Miguel Cardona

Por lo tanto, todos los educadores y quienes trabajan con familias diversas deben comprender el idioma y la cultura a través de lentes prácticos y críticos.

Características del programa

Students in hyflex and in person
  • 30 créditos

  • Cursos en línea (sincrónicos) que le ofrecen al estudiante diferentes opciones como: asistir a sus cursos en el campus de Denton, en línea o de manera híbrida en formato hyflex. Esto le permite al estudiante acceder al curso a través de la herramienta Zoom o en persona

  • Grupos pequeños

  • Oportunidad de tomar cursos en español

  • Proyecto de aprendizaje de servicio opcional en Puerto Rico y Quebec

  • Interacción personal con profesores que tienen una amplia experiencia

Información del programa

Students in the Multilingual and Multicultural Studies program
  • Aplicarás y llevarás a la práctica el conocimiento adquirido sobre poblaciones multilingües

  • Comprenderás el significado de bilingüismo, el bialfabetismo y la adquisición de un segundo idioma

  • Obtendrás una perspectiva crítica sobre raza, idioma y cultura

  • Desarrollarás escritura académica e intelectual en inglés y otros idiomas, según elijas

  • Realizarás presentaciones dinámicas a profesionales e investigadores

  • Aprenderás mientras desarrollas proyectos de aprendizaje en servicio junto a otras tareas enfocadas en la vida real

Oportunidades profesionales

  • Maestro líder de programas bilingües, ESL e idiomas
  • Director de programas bilingües, ESL e idiomas
  • Líder en organizaciones sin fines de lucro que apoyan familias diversas
  • Director de programas de ESL y alfabetismo para adultos
Students and professors in the Multilingual and Multicultural Studies program


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Ale Babino, PhD  
MCL 906-C

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