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Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies
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Designed for:

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

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Finishing will take:

  • 18 months
  • 55 credits
  • A master's thesis or professional project

Begin your Interpreting Studies program:

Next summer

Where you will take classes:

  • On campus in the summer (2-week residency)
  • Online/distance fall, winter, and spring

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g. Skype)
  • Printer (optional)

Certification required:

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 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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

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