Admissions & Costs for Online M.A. in Translation

To be considered for acceptance into the Online M.A. in Translation program, please read over our admissions guidelines & requirements and then apply online (below).


The tuition rate for the Online M.A. in Translation program is $536 per credit hour. The program requires 36 semester hours of coursework over two years for full-time students, including a case study in translation.  Students can also complete the program on a part-time basis.

  • Additional fees include a $12.00/hr distance learning fee and $10.00/hr out-of-state surcharge
  • The Software Localization course, TRST 60012, has a fee of $45.
  • Students will not need to purchase any online software. They will be given access to a virtual machine with all the software needed.
  • Several courses in the program will require students to purchase textbooks. 

Learn more about online tuition and costs

Admissions Guidelines & Requirements

In addition to submitting the application materials & fee and official transcripts required by university admission procedures, our departmental requirements include:

  • A 3.0 or higher grade point average in all undergraduate or graduate work.
  • If the candidate is an international student, TOEFL scores of at least 550 (written test) or 80 (Internet based) or another certification of English proficiency acceptable to the University such as a Band of 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  • Two five-minute oral statements of purpose (CD or audio file) in the student's first and second language (conversational, not read from a script).
  • International students should submit two oral statements: one in English and one in the language for which they are applying if it is not their native language (B and C languages). The oral statement should describe the student's experience in their second language.
  • Two writing samples: A goal statement, also known as statement of purpose, in English, and a statement or essay of at least 300 words in the second language chosen by the applicant.
  • The essay/sample can be a paper written for a class. The writing samples should be accompanied by a signed declaration that they are the applicant's original work and that the applicant has received no help in their preparation. (The use of dictionaries and other reference work is permitted).
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to applicant’s ability to do graduate work in translation. 

Start Your application

We encourage students to apply by June 1 to make sure they have a spot in the fall class. 

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