The Master of Arts in International Language Education (MAILE) and Master of Arts in Teaching—Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT—TESOL) degree programs each require 24 units for completion (28 units for the MAT—TESOL credential track). An agreement between USC and HKUST for this special dual degree program allows students to transfer six units of approved coursework from HKUST to USC and six units of required coursework from USC to HKUST, reducing the requirement for each degree to 18 units (22 units for the credential track).

HKUST MAILE 18 units
USC MAT-TESOL 19 units (22 units with California credential)
Total units 37 units (40 units with California credential)

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