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Program Requirements

Program Requirements:

This program requires 36 semester hours of coursework over two years for full-time students, including a case study in translation. 

  • 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 5 50 (written test) or 8 0 (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 MP3 wav 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 a 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.

Download the Online M.A. in Translation Brochure (PDF)