The Second Language Studies Program housed the M.A. in English as a Second Language in the College of Liberal Arts. The SLS program was part of the Institute of Linguistics, Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, which then because the Institute of Linguistics, ESL and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Later, the SLS program became loosely affiliated with the Department of Writing Studies before its closure.
Today, the graduate program is available through the College of Education and Human Development.