Thank you for your interest in our M.A.: Interpreting Studies Program


Our Master of Arts: Interpreting Studies Program is designed for professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to hone their skills.  It is also a stepping stone for those wanting to move into College/University Instructor, Mentor and/or Researcher roles in this field of study.  While most applicants to the program already hold certification, experienced (yet uncertified) interpreters are also welcomed and encouraged to apply.

During the interpreters and interpreter educators who use English and another language, spoken or signed, will participate in advanced scholarship with a focus on the theoretical, practical and teaching applications in their professional fields. The experience and coursework advance the standards and leadership of the interpreting profession, both signed and spoken, via research, rigorous study and practice.

This is an 18 month (55 credits) hybrid program that requires a master’s theses or professional project to complete the program.

New cohorts begin each Summer Term with a 2 week on campus residency.  Fall, Winter and Spring Term courses will be completed online.

2016 Summer Session dates:

  • Week 1: Wednesday, July 20th – Sunday, July 24th
  • Week 2: Wednesday, July 27th – Sunday July 31st



Elisa Maroney Dr. Elisa Maroney, Professor Program Coordinator MAIS Program | 503-838-8735 Kathy Heide Kathy Heide Administrative Program Assistant Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies | 503-838-8322