Educating the Next Generation of Interpreters and Translators
Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation, offered by the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, offers graduate degrees that equip you with the required competencies to compete successfully for positions in the interpreting or translation professions. Specializing in interpreting (spoken) or translation (written) communication, you will enhance your professional skill set and career advancement readiness. You will develop knowledge of the role of technology in these processes and improve your ability to perform effectively as a team member for professional positions in the political, legal, business, health, and educational domains.
Select from these exceptional professional learning opportunities:
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Consecutive Interpreting: click here.
- Master of Professional Studies in Interpreting (with two tracks)*: click here.
- Conference Interpreting; or Public Service Interpreting
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Translation: click here.
- Master of Professional Studies in Translation (with two tracks): click here.
- Translation; or Translation and Localization Project Management
Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation professional degrees will enhance your
- Marketable expertise
- Professional flexibility and mobility
- Core skill competencies
- Lifetime earning potential
The Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation (GSIT) offers regular instruction in high demand languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Other languages can also be accommodated. Full language programs in standalone language sections generally require 8-10 students and are offered as demand allows. The multilingual classroom is a hallmark of the program, particularly in the second-year Professional Practice Forum courses. Students whose languages are not represented in large numbers in the program complete much of their coursework in a multilingual track, in which multilingual instructors guide students who have language pairs that the students do not necessarily share. Contact the program director for information on class size in specific language pairs.
Degree programs in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation (GSIT) are designed to be completed in 12 (GCPS) to 24 (MPS) months of full-time commitment. Full-time and part-time enrollment is invited. Instruction is provided by Department of Communication faculty and experts in the field and is delivered in a face-to-face learning environment at the University of Maryland.
The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland is a top ten graduate program in faculty research, program reputation, and faculty publications. At the graduate level, our award-winning faculty trains the future researchers and teachers of Communication. The department's graduates are working in government, industry, and the public sector as well as teaching and researching at some of the finest universities in the world.
Program Director and Advisor
Interested students are encouraged to consult with Dr. David B. Sawyer, Director, Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation, e-mail: email@example.com.