Hindi and Urdu Language Pedagogy (M.A.) Admission Requirements
Admission to the program will be based on an application process coordinated between the Nathan Weiss Graduate School and the School for Global Education and consists of the following requirements:
- $75 nonrefundable application fee
- Bachelor's degree (accredited college/university U.S./abroad)* (from an accredited college/university in U.S./abroad in sealed envelopes)
*NOTE: Individuals who have completed university coursework in an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents through a transcript evaluation service. These organizations are private enterprises that charge a fee for their services. Individuals pursuing a foreign transcript evaluation must follow the procedures outlined by the organization providing the evaluation. However, in all instances, original, official documentation will be required when requesting the evaluation, and credentials will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Any organization accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) may be used for this service. A current list of NACES members may be found at: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (candidates with under a 3.0 will be considered based on the strength of the overall application)
- Official copies of ALL post-secondary transcripts (includes transcripts that reflect transfer credit)
- Professional résumé or CV
- Personal statement of intent/commitment to the program (limited to three type-written pages, double spaced)
PERSONAL STATEMENT- Write a well developed essay that incorporates the information below and attach to the application.
a. Introduce yourself. Provide information about your educational background including intellectual and personal development over your academic career.
b. Articulate the history that led you to apply for this program.
c. Indicate if you have had prior teaching experience and, if so, where and for how long.
d. Indicate your specific area(s) of interest in the language education field.
e. Explain why you would like to participate in this graduate program and why you would be a strong candidate.
f. Indicate what you might be planning to do with an M.A. degree in language pedagogy.
g. Advise of your personal obligations and if you foresee these obligations deterring you in any way from completing the two-year program.
h. Explain to what extent you are personally committed to a rigorous program of study and research and how you envision you may be able to make contributions to Hindi/Urdu studies and to participate in shaping the field through scholarship, teaching or service
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
- Departmental Interview
- Testing Requirements: ACTFL OPI and WPT in Hindi; ACTFL OPI in Urdu and the NYU Test in URDU. (For the NYU Urdu Test, contact Dr. Gabriela Llieva at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange testing and indicate you are an applicant for the Hindi and Urdu Language Pedagogy [M.A.] program.)
- The ACTFL OPI Testing Program is administered by Language Testing International (LTI). To schedule an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and a Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), contact Language Testing International. There is a fee for each of these tests, which must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance to allow time for scoring and reporting in order to meet the application deadline
Language Testing International
Tel: (914) 963-7110 or 1 (800) 486-8444
Fax: (914) 963-7113
- The U.S. equivalent of a B.A. degree
- Teaching experience
Note: Partial scholarships funded by STARTALK through the School for Global Education and Innovation may be available on a very limited basis.