Graduate Certificate in Translation

The Graduate Certificate in Translation is designed for those who have earned an undergraduate degree, have either significant industry experience or post-graduate degrees, and are interested in careers in the language-services industry. The Graduate Certificate can be completed in French, German, Russian or Spanish to English.

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Credits and Courses

Students must complete 21 credits of required courses; all credits must be at the graduate level, including the following:

TRNSLTN 709Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation3
TRNSLTN 726Computer-Assisted Translation3
TRNSLTN 730Internship in Translation/Interpreting3
Language Concentration
Select 9 credits (see below)9
Select 3 credits (see below)3
Total Credits21

Language Concentration

Students must select a language concentration and complete the three courses (9 cr) listed below for that concentration.

French to English
TRNSLTN 706Introduction to Translation: French to English3
TRNSLTN 716Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
Total Credits9
German to English
TRNSLTN 708Introduction to Translation: German to English3
TRNSLTN 718Seminar in Advanced German Translation3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
Total Credits9
Spanish to English
TRNSLTN 707Introduction to Translation: Spanish to English3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
TRNSLTN 717Seminar in Advanced Translation: Spanish to English3
Total Credits9
English to Spanish
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
Total Credits9
Arabic to English
TRNSLTN 704Introduction to Translation: Arabic to English3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
Total Credits9
Russian to English
TRNSLTN 719Introduction to Translation: Russian to English3
TRNSLTN 729Seminar in Advanced Translation: Russian to English3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
Total Credits9


In consultation with the program coordinator, students must select 3 credits from among the following courses. Additional appropriate courses may be counted toward the certificate with the consent of the coordinator. All courses are online unless otherwise noted.

TRNSLTN 530Business and Professional Aspects of Translation3
TRNSLTN 727Project Management in Translation3
TRNSLTN 728Editing for Translation3
TRNSLTN 700Consecutive Interpreting (all languages)3
TRNSLTN 711Ethics in Translation and Interpreting (all languages)3
TRNSLTN 820Translation Theory3
MALLT 708Proseminar in Linguistics (on site only)3
ENGLISH 708Advanced Professional Writing3
ENGLISH 709Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Technology3

Additional Requirements

Transfer Credit

Certificate coursework at the graduate level may be applied toward an MA degree in the MALLT Program. Required courses completed as part of an undergraduate degree will not count toward the certificate requirements; in such cases, students, in consultation with the certificate program coordinator, will select additional appropriate elective courses to complete a minimum of 21 certificate program credits after the baccalaureate degree has been awarded.

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.

Capstone Requirement

All certificate students will be required to pass a one-hour translation examination.