Maseno University

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The Department of Linguistics offers courses leading to the award of Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degrees.  The Bachelor of Arts (BA) English degree focuses on in-depth study of the structure of English and linguistics in general while the Master of Arts (MA) in linguistics programme provides advanced studies in theoretical and applied linguistics.  The M.A degree is offered by coursework and research while the PhD programme is by research only.  The highly trained and motivated staff
who are engaged in quality teaching and state-of-the-research always strive to guide and supervise students to complete their programmes on schedule.  Undergraduate students are also provided with the opportunity to have a hands-on experience
in field linguistics through research into local languages. 

The Department’s vision is to excel in teaching, research and outreach in Language and Linguistics 

The department’s mission is to develop academic excellence in
language and linguistics and train learners who can contribute effectively
to intellectual, academic and social developments in the University, the Nation and the Globe on matters theoretical and applied linguistics.

The department's objectives are to:
a) Set up a functional departmental administration system
b) Undertake programme review for undergraduate and postgraduate courses
c) Establish a writing center
d) Assemble a research and consultancy team in the department
e) Process and manage exams within the University's stipulated time
f) Graduate at least four masters and one PhD this academic year
g) Develop Pre-University English and Business English courses





David Ogoti Ongarora

Chair of Department


Address: Private Bag, Maseno, Kenya


  • B. Ed. (Kenyatta)
  • MA (Egerton)
  • PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru).

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beatrice akoth

Beatrice Okoth


Address: P.o.Box 333 Maseno, 40105, Kenya.


  • B.Ed.
  • MA Applied Linguistics-Kenyatta University

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adams yakub

Mr. Adams Yakub

Address: Dept. of linguistics, maseno university private bag, maseno

Qualification: BED Arts (Hons) 1994 Moi University, MA LINGUISTICS 2008 Maseno University

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lilian achieng

Lilian Achieng


Address:P.O BOX 333, CODE 40501. MASENO

Qualification: Ph.D (University of Geneva), DEA (University of Geneva),M.A (Maseno University), B.A (Maseno University)

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jackline atieno

Jackline Atieno


Address: P.o.Box 333 Kisumu

Research Areas:Morphology and Phonology

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benson oduor ojwang Benson Oduor Ojwang

Address:P.o.Box 333 Maseno, 40105, Kenya.


  • B.Ed.(1ST CLASS HONS) – (UoN)
  • M.A. (Linguistics) - (UoN)
  • Ph.D. (Linguistics)  (Maseno).

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Postgraduate Programmes

Doctor of Phylosophy (PhD) Programme in Linguistics

Master of Arts (MA) in linguistics


Undergraduate Programmes

Barchelor of Arts English Programme (With IT)