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What will I pay for MA in Interpreting Studies program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Where you will take classes online or on campus
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your MA in Interpreting Studies budget.

Tuition:

The MA in Interpreting program requires 45-54 total credits. Starting fall term 2018, tuition for online courses will be $519 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Administrative Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

If you pursue a MA in Interpreting Studies program, you may take the Education courses on the WOU campus. For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit resident rate, $657 starting fall 2018. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $139.00 health service fee.

You can take all/most of your courses online, which lends itself to fewer fees. Students who are taking only online courses will not be charged campus fees but may be charged fees related to that course (such as for materials or supplies).

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.

Fees:

A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Financial Aid:

Please visit the Financial Aid pages to learn more about the programs available for graduate students. You can also check the Financial Aid Checklist for Graduate Students.

Graduate Student Assistantships:

Graduate Student Assistant Positions are a form of student employment, earning a compensation package including both salary and tuition remission for the performance of research or teaching services to the University as part of a student’s academic and professional training and development. More information is available on our Graduate Assistant page.

Apply for Fall 2019 positions (deadline April 1, 2019)

Graduate Student Merit Lottery Scholarship:

Apply today for an opportunity to receive a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $3,500 scholarship for your first term of enrollment. (Exception: Students whose first term of enrollment was summer 2018 are eligible to apply for the fall scholarship.) Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during their term of support and have a current GPA of 3.25. This scholarship can only be used by students taking graduate coursework toward a degree from Western Oregon University. Scholarships will be awarded by Graduate Programs in a competitive process. This scholarship is non-renewable.

 

CONTACT US:

If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. Elisa Maroney Coordinator, maronee@wou.edu or 503-838-8735.

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"I've grown so much more than I knew I could as an interpreter and as a teacher, and I've become part of a supportive group of classmates, with whom I have had the opportunity to develop more than any of us could have alone. Amanda and Elisa (the coordinators) work diligently to be flexible enough to be sure that each student has the opportunity to make our coursework applicable and beneficial to what we're individually doing or hope to be doing in practice."

Emily Ott '12

MA: Interpreting Studies