The Graduate Certificate in Interpreting is designed for those who have earned an undergraduate degree, have either significant industry experience or post-graduate degrees, and are interested in language-services careers focused on interpreting.
Credits and Courses
Students must complete 21 credits of required courses. The following six courses (18 credits) must be completed at the graduate level:
|TRNSLTN 700||Consecutive Interpreting||3|
|TRNSLTN 710||Comparative Systems for Translation||3|
|TRNSLTN 711||Ethics in Translation and Interpreting||3|
|TRNSLTN 730||Internship in Translation/Interpreting||3|
|TRNSLTN 722||Simultaneous Interpreting||3|
|TRNSLTN 750||Community Interpreting and Translation||3|
In addition to the six required courses, students must complete one elective course (3 credits). In consultation with the certificate coordinator, students select their elective from among the following courses. Other courses relevant to the student’s plan of study may be used to fulfill the elective requirement with the consent of the coordinator.
|TRNSLTN 530||Business and Professional Aspects of Translation||3|
|TRNSLTN 727||Project Management in Translation||3|
|TRNSLTN 728||Editing for Translation||3|
|One of the following:|
|TRNSLTN 706||Introduction to Translation: French to English||3|
|TRNSLTN 708||Introduction to Translation: German to English||3|
|TRNSLTN 707||Introduction to Translation: Spanish to English||3|
|TRNSLTN 719||Introduction to Translation: Russian to English||3|
|TRNSLTN 704||Introduction to Translation: Arabic to English||3|
|ITALIAN 413||Introduction to Italian to English Translation||3|
|One of the following:|
|TRNSLTN 716||Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English||3|
|TRNSLTN 718||Seminar in Advanced German Translation||3|
|TRNSLTN 717||Seminar in Advanced Translation: Spanish to English||3|
|TRNSLTN 729||Seminar in Advanced Translation: Russian to English||3|
|ITALIAN 414||Advanced Seminar in Italian to English Translation||3|
Up to 12 credits of graduate certificate coursework in Interpreting may be transferred into an MA degree (Translation or Interpreting concentration) in the TIS Program.
Required courses completed as part of a student’s undergraduate degree will not count toward the graduate certificate. In such cases, students consult with the certificate coordinator to select appropriate elective courses (in lieu of one or more required courses) to complete the 21 credits required to earn the graduate certificate.
Grade Point Average Requirement
Students must earn at least an average GPA of 3.0 in courses completed at the graduate level as well as a 3.0 GPA on all credits completed for the certificate. In addition, students must earn a B or better in all courses completed for the certificate.
All certificate students will be required to pass a one-hour interpreting examination.