Graduate Program in Interpreting and Translation Studies

Graduate Program

Graduate Program in Interpreting and Translation Studies

The ITS Program prepares professionals to work in the growing language industry and meet the communication challenges in a variety of fields – foreign affairs, media, business, law and healthcare delivery.

Spanish-English and Chinese-English Language Tracks
Partial Scholarships Available for Qualified Candidates
Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-18 Academic Year


Today’s corporations, governments and organizations operate in a globalized, ethnically diverse world fueled by ever-faster communication technologies.

According to the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau, more than 61 million Americans speak a language other than English at home. Overcoming linguistic and sociocultural barriers is vital to securing a competitive edge.

The current lack of interpreters and translators has led the U.S. Department of Labor to project a 29% increase in employment from 2014 to 2024, considerably faster than the national average of 7% for all other occupations.

To meet this demand, there is a need not only for interpreters and translators but also for teachers of interpreting and cross-cultural specialists for culture-sensitive positions at managerial levels.

In response to this demand, our program offers three MA tracks:


For students who would like to focus on an area of interest in a more flexible, customized manner, the program offers four Graduate Certificates and one Postgraduate Certificate in specialized areas.


For more information about admissions please contact Ms. Carol DiGiantommaso, Admissions Coordinator in the Graduate School Office, Reynolda Campus, phone: 336.758.6153; email:

For more information about the program, please contact Mr. Patrick Pardy, Community Liaison / Program Coordinator, at

For specifics about the Chinese-English track, please contact Dr. Chaowei Zhu at

Program Directors:

Dr. Olgierda

Dr. Sally Barbour