Linguistics and the Teaching of English as a Second Language

Graduate Studies


Lara Dodds, Director of Graduate Studies

Wendy Herd

Dr. Wendy Herd

Assistant Professsor and Director of TESOL


Dr. Lara Dodds

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies


The Master of Arts with a TESOL Emphasis

The English Department at the Mississippi State University is proud to offer an emphasis in TESOL under the department’s Master of Art Degree in English.

Information about the program requirements of the M.A. in English can be found on the English M.A. website. Students interested in this emphasis should contact Dr. Lara Dodds for information about graduate school admissions and Dr. Wendy Herd for information on the TESOL Master’s Degree emphasis.

Thesis and Non-Thesis Options:

Requirements for the Non-Thesis Program

Requirements for the Thesis Program