The accelerated graduate degree in German and Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS) involves no forward-shared credits, and a maximum of 15 backward-shared credits.
The coordinator of the German program will be responsible for advising students in the accelerated program. The director of the TIS program will be responsible for advising students admitted to the MA in TIS.
Approved enrollment into graduate level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree.
Eligible and interested students must apply for admission to the Graduate School in the Translation and Interpreting Studies MA program no later than March 1st of their third year. They must take and pass the Translation Qualifying Exam as part of their application; it is recommended that the students take this exam in December of their third year, but must do so no later than May of their third year. This exam consists of a 200-250-word translation from the source to the target language and one 300-500-word essay in English. Beyond the English proficiency required by the Graduate School, the following are required: a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 83; TOEFL CBT score of 220; or IELTS score of 6.5.
Applications will be reviewed by the Translation and Interpreting Studies admissions panel.
Admission to the Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA is selective; acceptance into the accelerated program does not guarantee admission to the MA. Students who do not satisfactorily meet admissions criteria for Graduate School are eligible to continue with their bachelor’s degree, provided they continue to meet undergraduate standards.
Advancement to Major/Admission
Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree.
Graduate Admissions Requirements
To be considered for admission into the Graduate School before completing the undergraduate degree, the student must meet the criteria for admission established by the TIS MA and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student, and apply for admission no later than March 1st of their third year. In addition, they must:
- Submit a personal statement of goals, abilities, and reasons for pursuing the MA degree.
- Submit three letters of recommendation, of which at least two must be written by members of the German faculty.
- Take and pass the Translation Qualifying Exam no later than May of their third year.
- Meet the English proficiency level required by the Graduate School, as well as one of the following: a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 83; TOEFL CBT score of 220; or IELTS score of 6.5.
Double Counted Courses
This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: German, BA and Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA. There are no forward-shared credits and 15 backward-shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.
Eligible Forward-Shared Courses
This accelerated program does not allow any forward-shared credits.
Eligible Backward-Shared Courses
These courses fulfill requirements for the L&S undergraduate degree.
|Courses eligible for backward-shared credit|
|One of the following:||3|
|Seminar on German Studies:|
|Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature:|
|Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature:|
|TRNSLTN 708||Introduction to Translation: German to English||3|
|TRNSLTN 709||Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation||3|
|TRNSLTN 718||Seminar in Advanced German Translation||3|
|TRNSLTN 820||Translation Theory||3|