Graduate Program in Interpreting and Translation Studies



General requirements for all Master of Arts and
Certificate programs


  • undergraduate degree or its international equivalent
  • GRE scores
  • three letters of recommendation (one from a current employer, if applicable)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores from students who have not received an college degree from a U.S. institution
  • statement of interest and/or relevance of the program for professional development

Program-specific requirements

  • MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies, Graduate Certificate in Interpreting Studies, Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies and Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Translation and Interpreting: These language-specific programs require strong language competency. Applicants without a college or high school degree from a Spanish-speaking country are required to take a free online interpreting aptitude assessment. To take the test, please contact Dr. Luis González at
  • MA in Teaching of Interpreting: Proven interpreting experience
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching of Interpreting: MA, MS or MBA degree and proven interpreting experience
  • MA in Intercultural Services in Healthcare, Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Services in Healthcare: Foreign language competency is desirable but not required.

Application deadlines and financial aid

All MA programs start in the fall semester. Certificate programs can start in either the spring or the fall semesters.

FALL 2015

All programs: Rolling admissions until May 1, 2015 (program capacity may be reached before this date)

Priority consideration* deadline for the MA program is January 15, 2015 with the exception of the MA in Interpreting and Translation Chinese-English combination which has until February 15th, 2015.

For information only about the Chinese-English track, please contact Dr. Chaowei Zhu, Assistant Coordinator for Chinese, at

* Priority Consideration for Financial Aid and Partial Scholarships
Applicants to the Master of Arts program who submit a complete application and a financial support form by January 15th (February 15th for Chinese-English track) will be given priority consideration for merit/need-based institutional financial support through the Program. Applications submitted after that date and completed before May 1st will be considered on a rolling basis while openings remain, and partial financial support may be granted depending on available funds.

Please click here to download the financial support application form and send the completed form to Mr. Patrick Pardy at as an email attachment or fax it to the attention of the ITS Program to (336) 758-4432 by the application deadline. Applicants can also search for need-based aid and other sources of support through the Graduate School website.

Application procedures

Candidates apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. To access the online application as well as additional information about admissions, tuition and scholarships, please visit the Graduate School web site at

For questions about application procedures please contact Ms. Carol DiGiantommaso, Admissions Coordinator in the Graduate School Office, Reynolda Campus, phone: 336.758.6153; email: