GCPS in Translation
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Humanities
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Translation (GCPS in Translation) is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work in the translation profession. Examples include serving as translators of general texts for information purposes and specialized texts in subject areas wherein you hold advanced qualifications (e.g., Master of Arts degree, and/or significant professional expertise). You will be grounded in the tenets of the profession, including professional conduct and ethics and guided through the steps needed to advance your professional skill set.
Instruction for the 21-credit GCPS in Translation includes training in the fundamental skills of translation, translation for specific domains, translation studies, the translation profession, and intercultural communication. In addition, you will receive background knowledge in at least one of the following communication contexts: political communication, legal communication, or health communication. You will specialize in translating written communication, developing knowledge of the role of technology in the translation processes, improving your ability to perform successfully as a team member, and cultivating skills for taking entry-level tests of translation in political, legal, business, health, and educational domains.
GCPS students who successfully complete the GCPS in Translation and wish to pursue the Master of Professional Studies in Translation (with two tracks: Translation or Translation and Localization Project Management) must first submit an application for the MPS in Translation. GCPS students must pay the graduate application fee but do not need to re-submit official transcripts, materials for the Application Supplementary Form (ASF), nor retake the Program Admissions Tests if applying within a five year period of GCPS completion. GCPS students must also take the MPS in Translation Entry Tests for Degree Track Specialization.
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Program Director and Advisor
Interested students are encouraged to consult with Dr. David B. Sawyer, Director, Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.