Educating the Next Generation of Interpreters and Translators
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Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation, offered by the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, offers graduate degrees that equip you with the required competencies to compete successfully for positions in the interpreting or translation professions. Specializing in interpreting (spoken) or translation (written) communication, you will enhance your professional skill set and career advancement readiness. You will develop knowledge of the role of technology in these processes and improve your ability to perform effectively as a team member for professional positions in the political, legal, business, health, and educational domains.
Select from these exceptional professional learning opportunities:
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Consecutive Interpreting: click here.
- Master of Professional Studies in Interpreting (with two tracks)*: click here.
- Conference Interpreting; or Public Service Interpreting
* Classes in simultaneous interpreting will begin in the fall of 2014 to coincide with the second year of coursework for the MPS in Interpreting, Conference Interpreting track..
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Translation: click here.
- Master of Professional Studies in Translation (with two tracks): click here.
- Translation; or Translation and Localization Project Management
Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation professional degrees will enhance your
- Marketable expertise
- Professional flexibility and mobility
- Core skill competencies
- Lifetime earning potential
For fall 2013, Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation will feature the language pair of English/Chinese and Chinese/English. In addition, for fall 2013, the program will also feature a multilingual track to accommodate all other languages. New language pairs will be added based on student interest with the intent of developing full language programs in Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian and other language programs as demand allows. Contact the program director for information on class size and language combinations currently offered.
Degree programs in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation (GSIT) are designed to be completed in 12 (GCPS) to 24 (MPS) months of full-time commitment. Full-time and part-time enrollment is invited. Instruction is provided by Department of Communication faculty and experts in the field and is delivered in a face-to-face learning environment at the University of Maryland.
The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland is a top ten graduate program in faculty research, program reputation, and faculty publications. At the graduate level, our award-winning faculty trains the future researchers and teachers of Communication. The department's graduates are working in government, industry, and the public sector as well as teaching and researching at some of the finest universities in the world.
Program Director and Advisor
Interested students are encouraged to consult with Dr. David B. Sawyer, Director, Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation, e-mail: email@example.com.
The Department of Communication offers a range of non-credit master classes in translation and interpreting (T/I) to individuals wishing to explore career options in these fields, enhance existing skills sets, or explore new areas. These master classes introduce participants to the fields of translation and interpreting, prepare future students for academic certificate and degree programs, complement programs of study at other institutions, and offer professional development opportunities for working professionals. To learn more, click here.
Graduate Research Assistantship
We are pleased to announce the availability of Graduate Research Assistantships with the Center for the Advanced Study of Language (CASL) for Masters of Professional Studies students in the Department of Communication's Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation (GSIT) in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland.
U.S. citizenship is a requirement for these positions.
Graduate Research Assistants will receive tuition remission and a stipend of $17,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year (August to June). Health care insurance is also available. Students are responsible for student fees. Each graduate assistant will spend 20 hours per week supporting translation and interpreting-related research projects at CASL. Graduate Assistants who maintain good standing in the program are eligible to apply for a one-year renewal of the assistantship.
Graduate Assistants should demonstrate excellence in their academic studies, a strong work ethic, and interest in research on interpreting and/or translation topics.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, a summary of academic excellence and research experience and/or interest, and a current resume or curriculum vita to Dr. David B. Sawyer, the Director of GSIT, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Graduate Assistantships, including opportunities for international students, are in the planning stages and will be announced soon.
GSIT in the News
Below are online articles about Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation:
- Common Sense Advisory: click here.