BS/MS in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (5 years)

24 additional credit hours | Available in French | German | Spanish

Georgia Tech undergrads majoring in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) can gain an advanced degree in two semesters, which qualifies them for leadership roles in a variety of careers--including management, international business, globally oriented design and engineering, and communications. BS-ALIS students can double-count 6 credit hours (BS Capstone & an elective), and complete 24 credits of 6000-level coursework to graduate with a combined BS/MS-ALIS degree in two semesters.

Apply 18 months prior to graduation to enter the program.  
Contact Professor Juan Carlos Rodriguez, ML Director of Graduate Studies, to begin the process.

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Application fees are waived for current Georgia Tech students.


Applicants must be enrolled in the BS-ALIS degree to apply for the 5-year BS/MS. BS-ALIS majors may apply to complete an MS-ALIS in a language that is different from their BS-ALIS concentration, provided they meet the application requirements (including proficiency in the focus language).

The Graduate Course Option is an option available to all Georgia Tech students to double-count 6 credit hours of their undergraduate degree toward graduate degree requirements. Learn more about the Graduate Course Option.

Application Requirements

  1. Recommendation by two faculty members in the School of Modern Languages

  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher in all BS-ALIS language coursework

  3. Intermediate High proficiency in the focus language according to the standards set by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

  4. Application materials as specified for MS-ALIS Admissions

Deadline: Rolling, 18 months prior to graduation

Students must apply for the MS-ALIS at least two academic semesters (Fall & Spring) before their anticipated graduation date, so they can be accepted and enroll in SPAN 6500 (Intercultural Seminar), which serves as both the BS-ALIS capstone and an MS-ALIS core course, in the spring of their final year of BS-level study.