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.
Today’s corporations, governments and organizations operate in a globalized, ethnically diverse world fueled by ever-faster communication technologies.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, more than 55 million Americans aged five and over 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 46% increase in employment from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average 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:
MASTER OF ARTS
- MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies
- MA in Teaching of Interpreting
- MA in Intercultural Services in Healthcare
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.
- Graduate Certificate in Interpreting Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Translation and Interpreting
- Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Services in Healthcare
- Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching of Interpreting
For more information about admissions please contact Ms. Carol DiGiantommaso, Admissions Coordinator in the Graduate School Office, Reynolda Campus, phone: 336.758.6153; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the program, please contact Mr. Patrick Pardy, Community Liaison / Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
For specifics about the Chinese-English track, please contact Dr. Chaowei Zhu, Assistant Coordinator for Chinese, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr.Sally Barbour, Program Co-Director