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Do you want to obtain your master’s in translation with a focus in French, and also benefit from the flexibility of an online education? Read on to discover everything that our French translation degree can provide for you and your career!

What Is a Master’s in French Translation?

A French translation degree prepares students for a career in the language industry. This includes any career where you would be tasked to translate or localize from French into English.

Though becoming an effective translator is the overarching goal of students seeking the degree, a master’s in French translation incorporates a diverse array of translation competencies, such as localization, editing, CAT tools and terminology, project management, intercultural communication, and other specialized translation practices. These skills help students to successfully navigate numerous facets of the French translation field no matter what career they decide to pursue.

Why Is Pursuing a French Translation Degree Important?

With the translation sector being one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, the need for translators is more important than ever. In fact, the translation field is expected to grow by 20% from 2021 to 2031, so there is an influx of jobs that students can pursue with a French master’s degree.

The need for translators is also incredibly important for organizations to operate successfully. In fact, companies that invest in translation are actually 1.5 times more likely to increase in overall revenue. So if you obtain a master’s in French translation, you will be considered a valued asset for a business’s overall growth!

About Our Master’s of Translation in French Program

Thanks to the Gawlicki Family Foundation, we are able to offer Kent State University grad students an online M.A. in Translation program. Through our premier online program, students are able to earn their master’s in French translation from anywhere, whether it’s their own living room or within another country! Additionally, the online curriculum is perfectly suited for those currently working, as our asynchronous courses can easily accommodate a busy schedule.

Course Information for the Master’s Degree in Translation with a Concentration in French

Students who obtain their French translation degree online through Kent State will take 36 semester hours’ worth of classes. For students who study with us full time, the program is completed in two years. For students looking to obtain their French translation degree on a part-time basis, the program is completed in three to six years. Visit our roadmap for part-time students for more information.


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Select courses you will take as part of our program include Theory of Translation and Terminology and Computer Applications, but you will also have the opportunity to take a number of French-specific courses, including:

  • Practice of Translation in French
  • French Scientific/Technical/Medical Translation
  • French Literary and Cultural Translation
  • French Commercial/Legal/Diplomatic Translation
  • Case Study in French Translation

Admission Information for Our French Translation Degree Online

The admission guidelines for our master’s of translation in French program include:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • A CD or MP3/wav file with a five-minute oral sample in the applicant's first and second languages (conversational, not read from a script)
  • Writing sample(s) in the applicant's second language,1 which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

For detailed information on all requirements, be sure to visit our admission requirements page, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

How Much Does It Cost to Pursue a French Master’s Degree?

Our current tuition rate for the program is $559.90 per credit hour for non-Ohio residents. There are also additional costs for specific required courses, such as the Software Localization course ($45). For updated information on costs, please visit the Kent State Online webpage.

Your Opportunities with a Master’s in French Translation

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate of interpreters and translators is projected to increase by 20% from 2021-2031.

Kent State students who earn their degree in French translation will be prepared for this projected influx of opportunities, which can include numerous career roles. These include:


What Makes Kent State’s Online French Translation Degree Stand Out?

With our 90% graduation rate, stellar faculty and staff, and exceptional coursework crafted to instruct in all aspects of translation, localization, and language project management, Kent State’s master’s degree in translation with a concentration in French is quite remarkable.

And because our classes are offered totally online, you can complete our program from anywhere in the world, and on your schedule.

Learn More About Our Online Master’s Degree in Translation for French!

Want to learn more about all that Kent State can provide for you and your career? Request more information today!


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