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M.A. Interpreting Studies
Professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to improve, teach or research.
The program offers three tracks:
- Theory and Practice Interpreting option
- Advanced Interpreting option
- Teaching Interpreting option
To start, you need:
- A bachelor’s degree
- MAT or GRE test scores
- required for students with a gpa of less than 3.0 for last 90 quarter credit hours
- Experience interpreting and mentoring
Finishing will take:
- 18 months
- 45-54 credits
- A master’s thesis or professional project
Begin your Interpreting Studies program:
- To find out when you can begin your program, please contact Dr. Elisa Maroney
Where you will take classes:
- On campus in the summer (2-week residency)-each summer of enrollment
- Online/distance fall, winter, spring
Tech you will need:
- Internet connection
- Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)
- Printer (optional)
Applicants may hold certification; but uncertified interpreters are also welcome to apply.
Where this degree can take you:
- College teaching
- Mentoring and instruction for less experienced interpreters
- Research on interpreting and interpreter education
What you will learn:
Provides interpreters and interpreter educators who use English and another language, spoken or signed, advanced scholarship that focuses on theoretical, practical and teaching applications. This advances the standards and leadership of the interpreting profession, both signed and spoken, via research, rigorous study, and practice.
- Exemplify reflective practice in interpreting and teaching through observation, application, analysis and supervision.
- Contribute to a growing body of research on interpreting and interpreter education.
- Exhibit advanced competence in interpreting effectiveness and quality leadership.