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Plan of Study: MPS - Translation


Overview

The MPS-Translation is a 41-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: Translation or Localization Project Management. The program uses the semester academic calendar. Depending on the select track, full-time students enroll in a mix of required and elective courses (10-11 credits in fall 1 and spring 1; 9-12 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, Translation 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 COMM610 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 1 Required COMM639 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM649 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 COMM659 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM669 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM679 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 1
Fall 2 Required COMM713 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
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 COMM637 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 1
Spring 2 Required COMM659 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM669 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** Variable

Sample Plan of Study, Localization Project Management 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 COMM610 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Fall 1 Required COMM639 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 1 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 1 Required COMM649 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 COMM659 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM669 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Fall 2 Required COMM679 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 1
Fall 2 Required COMM713 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
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 COMM637 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 1
Spring 2 Required COMM659 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM669 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable
Spring 2 Required COMM710 PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 2 Required COMM789 (1 of 2) PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** 3
Spring 2 Electives COMM*** PG** or XG** PDG** or XG** Variable

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 COMM610 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies
Fall Required COMM639 Fundamentals of Translation
Fall Required COMM679 Workplace Processes and Procedures
Fall Required COMM713 Translation Technology
Fall Required COMM789 Advanced Intercultural Communication/Negotiations
Fall Elective COMM609 Fundamentals of Interpreting
Fall Elective COMM641 Introduction to Computer - Assisted Translation
Spring Required COMM637 Career Portfolio and Exams
Spring Required COMM649 Translation for Specific Domains
Spring Required COMM683 Intercultural Communication Theory
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 COMM619 Consecutive Interpretation
Spring Elective COMM629 Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation
Spring Elective COMM710 Translation and Localization Project Management
Spring Elective COMM719 Advanced Consecutive Interpretation
Spring Elective COMM749 Advanced Simultaneous Interpreting
Spring Elective COMM798B Website Localization and Software
Fall/Spring Required COMM659 Translation for Language-Specific Markets
Fall/Spring Required COMM669 Practicum
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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