Jul 15, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interpreting Studies, M.A.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate Programs

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Exemplify reflective practice in interpreting and teaching through observation, application, analysis and supervision.
  2. Contribute to a growing body of research on interpreting and interpreter education.
  3. 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).

Continuous enrollment

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).

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate Programs