Interpreting and Translation Studies


General requirements for all Master of Arts and
Certificate programs


  • Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent
  • GRE scores optional but may be requested
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two academic and one from a current employer, if applicable)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores from students who have not received a college degree from a U.S. institution
  • Statement of interest and/or relevance of the program for professional development
  • International students must present certified translated copies of their transcripts in English

Program-specific requirements

  • MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies, Graduate Certificate in Interpreting Studies and Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies: Spanish-English Language Pair
    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 Spanish aptitude exam. To take the test, please contact us at
  • MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies: Chinese-English Language Pair
    The Chinese-English track requires a strong proficiency in both English and Mandarin. Writing samples in both languages may be requested. Candidates may also be required to interview with a faculty member.
  • 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. Partial scholarships are available to qualified candidates based on the following considerations:

Priority consideration* deadline for the one-year MA programs is April 15th.

Priority consideration* deadline for the Chinese-English MA track is February 15th.

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

International students must complete their applications by April 15th.

* 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 the deadline indicated above 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 the availability of funds.

Financial support

Please contact about program specific financial support. 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 the Graduate School Admissions Office by email: