World Languages and Cultures

Undergraduate areas of study

Missouri State offers a range of major and minor programs that allow you to tailor your language skills to your educational and professional goals.

Graduate programs

Master of applied second language acquisition

Learn to teach language to others.

Foreign language teaching certificate

Learn the best ways to teach people a new language.

French certificate

Improve your French language skills and culture savvy.

Spanish certificate

Immerse yourself into Spanish language, culture and customs.

Language certification program

Receive recognition for your language proficiency.


Polyglot Hour

Promote cultural exchange and language competence at our informal gathering in the Siceluff Hall library. Dates and times for fall 2021 are September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM.

World Language Showcase

Our annual World Language Showcase helps your students make that transition from high school to college by bringing them to interact with language faculty and college students studying in world languages. There will be contests, proficiency activities, guest speakers and LOTS of languages.


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