Program Benefits

Benefits of the Applied Linguistics Programs:

  • The Institute for Applied Linguistics (IAL) is one of America’s leading university-based translator training and research programs. It is the most comprehensive undergraduate and graduate program in the U.S., with curricula that provides a firm foundation in translation studies and translation practice for students in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The IAL is also an internationally renowned center for research in many areas of translation studies, including translation history and pedagogy, literary translation, computer-assisted translation, terminology and multilingual document management, and cognition, with faculty involved in authoring standards for the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the ASTM International.
  • M.A. graduation rates exceeding 90 percent
  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Internship programs with language service providers
  • State-of-the-art training in best practices for the language industry
  • Personalized guidance by faculty for M.A. capstone project (translation/terminology/critical analysis) and doctoral seminars
  • Multilingual computing laboratory, which enables students to gain hands-on experience using the latest translation and localization software
  • Internationally diverse: 40% international students; 3 0% international faculty