Names Top Master's in English Language Learning Programs for 2019

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Career options for graduates include ESL teachers, tutors, translators, administrators, or guidance counselors.

News Image, a trusted source for unbiased college rankings and higher education planning, announced the release of their Best Online Master's in English Language Learning Programs for 2019. The research identifies the top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

In addition to insights gained from industry professionals, leveraged an exclusive data set comprised of interviews and surveys from current students and alumni. Each online degree program was analyzed with only 50 making it to the final list. The methodology incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Most importantly, only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

“A master’s in English language learning prepares students for a rewarding and impactful career,” says Barbara Montgomery, Program Recognition Manager. “As more people migrate to the United States, there’s a greater demand for educators to specialize in teaching English as a second language.”

Students who pursue a master’s in English language learning typically work as ESL teachers, tutors, translators, administrators, or guidance counselors. The steady job growth in this market is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed, and ranked the Top Master’s in English Language Learning programs. To access the complete ranking, please visit

2019 Best Master's in English Language Learning Degree Programs (in alphabetical order):

American University
Arizona State University
Arkansas Tech University
Azusa Pacific University
Biola University
Campbellsville University
Canisius College
Concordia University - Nebraska
Concordia University Chicago
Cornerstone University
Eastern University
Emporia State University
Greenville University
Hamline University
Kennesaw State University
Lamar University
Liberty University
Lipscomb University
Louisiana State University Shreveport
McDaniel College
Mercy College
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Murray State University
Newman University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Nova Southeastern University
Olivet Nazarene University
Saint Cloud State University
Salem State University
Sam Houston State University
SIT Graduate Institute
Southeast Missouri State University
Southeastern University
Southwest Minnesota State University
Spring Arbor University
St. John's University
Trevecca Nazarene University
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
University of Missouri
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Colorado
University of Northern Iowa
University of Southern California
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Webster University
Wilkes University
Worcester State University

About provides proprietary and unbiased research to help students discover their options for the best graduate programs. The organization aims to inspire students to think big and make an impact in society through the pursuit of higher education. With user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, enables students to make informed decisions about earning a master’s degree online.

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