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Date : 18-05-2015

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MA program in Translation and Interpreting – University of ILLINOIS


The University of ILLINOIS offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting. Candidates have options for the master’s degree such as Translation for the Professions, Literary and Applied Literary Translation, or Conference and Community Interpreting. The program will be delivered ONLINE and ON CAMPUS.

Students may choose one of the two options:

Students in the text translation specialization will work from their strongest second or third language into English.

Students in the interpreting specialization will work bi-directionally between the second language and the native language.

Specializations in:

  • Translation for the Professions
  • Literary and Applied Literary Translation
  • Conference and Community Interpreting

Language Requirement:

Students must have native proficiency in English and at least one other language supported by the program. Language A (native language) should be at ILR5; Language B should be at or above ILR 3-4; language C should be at or above ILR 2-3.

Application procedure:

Applicants can apply online and offline. The University of Illinois has a website to apply online. Students have to submit following points:-

  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Transcripts (with English translations, if applicable) showing all undergraduate and graduate courses taken and grades received. Transcripts received from foreign institutions should be accompanied by a Certificate of Degree or Diploma.
  • All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit the score report of their TOEFL-IBT or IELTS as evidence of their English proficiency.                                                             

Online Program:-

Students working online will take two 4-credit hour courses per semester that will be offered sequentially, for eight weeks each. The courses will be asynchronous. Interaction with the instructor and other students will be required and facilitated through the state-of-the-art course delivery platform.

Campus-Based Program:-

Students on campus must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (3 courses); 2 of which should be Translation Studies required courses, to maintain full-time status. 

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