Students of Linguistics at CSULB are a diverse group, with varied language expertise and interests. About half are international students from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Mexico, Cambodia, Bulgaria, Sri Lanka, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, and elsewhere. Our international students bring valuable linguistic and cultural diversity to our programs.
American-born students also differ in ethnicity, age, experience, and language background. Most of our M.A. graduates are language teachers, many of whom work in community colleges, adult schools, and overseas. Some are directors of language programs or work in community-based educational programs. Others go on to Ph.D., Ed.D. or other degree programs. In a recent alumni survey, 95% of our M.A. graduates were employed, and of them, over three-quarters reported that their employment related closely to their coursework.