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Graduate Diplomate in Translation

The Diplomate in Translation Studies offers graduate students a flexible, yet cohesive, program of study designed to develop practical and theoretical translational skills, cultural mediation competence and professional interpreting capabilities required by an increasing multi-cultural society.

The program encourages students who complete courses in the Diplomate certificate program with a GPA of 3.5 or higher to continue their graduate studies by pursuing the Master of Arts in Spanish or the M.A.I.S. with a concentration in Spanish.

Required Courses: 15 hours
The Diplomate in Translation Studies requires the completion of 15 graduate hours in Translation courses under one or more rubrics (SPAN/TRSP) with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Core Courses
Students must enroll in, at least, one Translation Workshop, one Translation Theory course, and one Topics course, totaling 9 credit hours.

Elective Courses
The remaining 6 credit hours are electives to be chosen from Interpreting, Translation Workshop, Topics or Specialized Translation Courses.

A Bachelor’s degree with, at least, nine upper-division in one or more of the following areas: Spanish, Translation, English, Communications, or Criminal Justice.

Additional requirements for admission into the program
1. Entry interview by the members of the Diplomate program faculty
2. A letter of recommendation from the student’s undergraduate faculty advisor.
Click here to download the letter of recommendation form (will open new window).
3. Satisfactory score on the Spanish Essay
4. Satisfactory score in the Translation of a Document from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to English.

Students taking Translation courses for Spanish (SPAN) credit must have a Bachelor’s degree with, at least, 12 upper-division hours in Spanish.

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