Professional Track

The Professional Track is designed for those interested in careers in the language-services industry, and can be completed in English to Spanish, or Arabic, French, German, Russian or Spanish to English.

Requirements

Total Credits Required

30 credits

Required Language-Specific Courses (6 credits)
  • Trnsltn xxx – Introduction to Translation in your language pair
  • Trnsltn xxx – Advanced Seminar in Translation in your language pair
Required Core Seminars (6 credits)
  • Trnsltn 709 – Literary & Cultural Translation, 3 credits
  • Trnsltn 820 – Translation Theory, 3 credits
Required Non-Language- Specific Courses (9 credits)
  • Trnsltn 710 – Comparative Systems in Translation, 3 credits
  • Trnsltn 726 – Computer Assisted Translation, 3 credits
  • Trnsltn 730 – Internship in Translation, 3 credits
Electives (9 credits)

List is not exhaustive

  • Trnsltn 530 – Business & Professional Aspects of Translation, 3 credits
  • Trnsltn 700 – Consecutive Interpreting, 3 credits
  • Trnsltn 711 – Ethics & Procedures in Interpreting, 3 credits
  • Trnsltn 727 – Project Management in Translation, 3 credits
  • Trnsltn 728 – Editing for the Translation Industry, 3 credits
  • Approved course in your area of specialization (can be offered by a unit other than Translation & Interpreting Studies)


Second Concentration (15 credits if applicable)

Students completing a double concentration with Translation and another area of study must enroll in the 7 required courses listed above and 5 courses in their second concentration.

Comprehensive Examination & GPA Requirements

Students must earn a B or better to pass graduate-level courses. Students must also pass comprehensive examinations at the end of their studies. Graduate School requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduation.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.