Professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to improve, teach, or research
To start, you need:
- A bachelor’s degree
- MAT or GRE test scores if gpa is under 3.0 on last 90 quarter hours
- Experience interpreting and mentoring
Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines
Finishing will take:
- 18 months
- 55 credits
- A master's thesis or professional project
Begin your Interpreting Studies program:
Where you will take classes:
- On campus in the summer (2-week residency)
- Online/distance fall, winter, and spring
Technology you will need:
- Internet connection
- Video conferencing capability (e.g. Skype)
- Printer (optional)
Most applicants hold certification; experience but uncertified interpreters are welcome to apply.
Where this degree can take you:
- College teaching
- Mentoring and instruction for less experienced ASL interpreters
- Research on interpreting and interpreter education
What you will learn:
Provides interpreters and interpreter educator who use English and other language, spoken and signed, advanced scholarship that focuses on theoretical, practical, and teaching applications; thus, advancing 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.