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Plan of Study: MPS - Interpreting


Overview

The MPS-Interpreting is a 44-credit graduate program designed to be completed in eighteen months of full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. The program features seminar-style, face-to-face learning. Classes meet at the College Park campus. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field.

Below is a sample plan of study. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. There are two tracks of study: Conference or Public Service. The program uses the semester academic calendar. Full-time students enroll in a mix of required and elective courses (10-11 credits in fall 1 and spring 1; 11-12 credits in fall 2 and spring 2).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.

Sample Plan of Study, Conference Track

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses

Semester Year Type Course Number Campus Section Code Online Section Code Credits
Fall 1 Required COMM609 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 1 Required COMM610 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM619 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM683 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 1 Required COMM730 or 762 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM719 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM729 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM759 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM769 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM789 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 2 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM657 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 1
Spring 2 Required COMM719 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM749 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM759 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required (1 of 2) COMM789 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 2 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable

Sample Plan of Study, Public Service Track

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses

Semester Year Type Course Number Campus Section Code Online Section Code Credits
Fall 1 Required COMM609 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 1 Required COMM610 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM619 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM683 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 1 Required COMM730 or 762 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM606 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 2 Required COMM719 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM759 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM769 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM789 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 2 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 2 Required COMM657 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 1
Spring 2 Required COMM719 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM759 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM789 (1 of 2) PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 2 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** -

Course List

Below is a listing of all program courses with a general schedule. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. For a detailed course description, see Courses.

Semester Type Course Number Title
Fall Required COMM609 Fundamentals of Interpreting
Fall Required COMM610 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies
Fall Required COMM729 Simultaneous Interpreting
Fall Required COMM769 Workplace Processes and Procedures
Fall Required COMM789 Advanced Intercultural Communication/Negotiations
Spring Required COMM619 Consecutive Interpretation
Spring Required COMM657 Career Portfolio and Exams
Spring Required COMM683 Intercultural Communication Theory
Spring Required COMM749 Advanced Simultaneous Interpreting
Spring Required COMM789 Advanced Political and Legal Communication
Spring Required COMM789 Advanced Health Communication
Spring Required/Elective COMM730 Seminar in Health Communication
Spring Required/Elective COMM762 The Rhetoric of Political Institutions
Spring Elective COMM606 Communication Management
Spring Elective COMM629 Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation
Spring Elective COMM710 Translation and Localization Project Management
Fall/Spring Required COMM719 Advanced Consecutive Interpretation
Fall/Spring Required COMM759 Practicum
Fall/Spring Elective COMM639 Fundamentals of Translation
Fall/Spring Elective COMM641 Introduction to Computer?Assisted Translation
Fall/Spring Elective COMM649 Translation for Specific Domains
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798 Intensive Writing
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798 Public Speaking
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798F English Fluency Enhancement
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798G Editing in English Writing
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798I Consecutive Interpreting Skills
Fall/Spring Elective COMM798J Translation Skills
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