Professor: Elisa Maroney, Amanda Smith
Provides interpreters and interpreter educators who use English and another language, spoken or signed, scholarship that focuses on theoretical, practical, and/or 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.
The M.A. in Interpreting Studies degree consists of 45-54 credits in interpreting theory and practice with programs in Entry-Level Interpreting, Advanced Interpreting, and/or Teaching Interpreting. The coursework is primarily online.
Individuals pursuing the Entry-Level Interpreting degree will complete 27 credits of coursework and 18 credits of internship and portfolio. Students entering the Entry-Level Interpreting Studies program should already have:
- Native fluency in one of their working languages;
- At least five years of language acquisition in their second working language;
- Baccalaureate degree in related field (e.g. Interpreting, Translation, Spanish, ASL Studies, Linguistics or Interdisciplinary Studies).
Individuals who are already seasoned and/or credentialed interpreters, will take courses to enhance their experience and knowledge. Students pursuing the Advanced Interpreting program will complete 50 credits of coursework and an additional 4 credits in internship and portfolio while students pursuing the Teaching Interpreting program will complete 50 credits of coursework and an additional 4 credits in student teaching and portfolio. Students entering the Advanced Interpreting and/or Teaching Interpreting programs should already have:
- Foundational theory and knowledge in translation and interpretation studies;
- Two years of experience translating and/or interpreting, and/or national certification;
- Documented experience with mentoring, teaching, and/or training (e.g., mentoring contract, résumé and letters of recommendation).
Graduate students enrolled in the Interpreting Studies program are required to be continuously enrolled (for a minimum of 3 graduate credits per term) until all requirements have been completed. Summer session registration is not required unless the student is using university facilities or faculty or staff services (example: thesis advisement, library services).