MA Admissions

Admission to the Translation & Interpreting Studies Program

All applicants must pass a qualifying exam in their language pair for admission. For more information and to register for the exam, please see our Qualifying Exam information.

All applicants must provide a detailed application statement and transcripts for previous undergraduate and graduate work. Applicants who completed undergraduate degrees outside the US have additional application requirements. Please see the TIS Admission Procedure below.

Applicants to the 30-credit MA in Translation or Interpreting follow the steps below:

TIS Admission Checklist:

Applicants to the 36-credit double concentration in Translation or Interpreting and any other area must apply through the MALLT program. They must complete the above steps through the MALLT application site. Please contact our office and see MALLT Admission Procedures for more information.

Rolling admissions – Fall & Spring semesters

TIS applications are processed on a rolling basis; applicants can initiate an application to enter the program as Master’s, Graduate Certificate, or Non-Degree candidates at any time. Up to four courses (12 credits) completed as a Non-Degree student (recommended if applying within 3 weeks of a new semester) may be transferred into a student’s Master’s or Graduate Certificate plan of study upon admission to either program. For more information, please contact Viktorija Bilić (

Applicants who wish to apply for positions as Teaching Assistants in language departments or Graduate Assistants in other departments at UWM are advised to complete applications by Dec 15 for the following fall term because offers for academic-year employment are typically made to incoming graduate students in February/March.

For information on funding, please visit MALLT’s Graduate Student Funding page.

For more information on admissions, please see UWM Graduate School’s MA Admissions information.

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