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Graduate Studies in Interpretation and Translation

Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation provides opportunities to build the basic and advanced skills required of professional linguists wishing to serve as communication specialists in multilingual, multicultural settings characterized by the strategic use of discourse in the public sphere. 

Program Overview

Providing a world-class center of excellence in interpreter and translator education, the program prepares students with advanced knowledge of intercultural communication in these fields; its graduates will enable communication in diplomatic and international relations, promote access to justice, and contribute to the health and welfare of individuals within local communities. Get the skills to set your résumé apart and acquire the competencies to enhance your professional flexibility and mobility.

Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation includes two Master of Professional Studies and two Graduate Certificates in two areas of study: Interpreting or Translation. The program welcomes full-time or part-time study. Students who successfully complete requirements for either Graduate Certificate may apply these credits towards the specific area’s Master of Professional Studies if the student applies and is admitted.

Interpreting

The Graduate Certificate in Consecutive Interpreting (GC-Consecutive Interpreting) is a 21-credit graduate program designed to be completed in one year of full-time study. Training focuses on fundamental skills in at least one language combination, theoretical fields, the interpreting profession, intercultural communication, and communication in either political and legal or health care settings. Students begin to develop high-level skills in consecutive interpretation (oral rendering after the speaker pauses).

The Master of Professional Studies in Interpreting (MPS-Interpreting) is a 44-credit graduate program designed to be completed in two years of full-time study. The MPS-Interpreting offers two tracks of study: Conference or Public Service. In year 1, students master the fundamental skills presented within the GC-Consecutive Interpreting. In year 2, students may learn simultaneous interpreting (oral rendering while the principal speaks—using equipment) while specializing in conference interpreting (often in multiple language combinations for governmental and international organizations), or public service interpreting for health, legal, and community settings.

Translation

The Graduate Certificate in Translation (GC-Translation) is a 21-credit graduate program designed to be completed in one year of full-time study. Training focuses on fundamental skills in at least one language combination, theoretical fields, the translation profession, intercultural communication, and communication in either political and legal or health care settings. Students begin to develop high-level skills in translation in specific domains (specialized written texts).

The Master of Professional Studies in Translation (MPS-Translation) is a 43-credit graduate program designed to be completed in two years of full-time study. The MPS-Translation offers two tracks of study: Translation or Localization Project Management. In year 1, students master the fundamental skills presented within the GC-Translation. In year 2, students specialize in written communication and may develop advanced knowledge of the role of technology in translation processes.

Graduate Placement

Learn more about the career and life paths of our graduate alumni.

Graduate Placement