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Tuition & Fees


Program Fees, Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation

The program uses the semester academic calendar: fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and, occasionally, Summer Session (two 6-week sessions). The academic year runs from fall semester through the following summer term.

Category Semester Course Delivery Description Academic Year 21-22 Academic Year 20-21
Program Tuition All All Per credit $900.00 $900.00
Graduate Student Fees Fall or Spring In Person/Blended 9 or more credits $817.50 $817.50
Graduate Student Fees Fall or Spring In Person/Blended 8 or less credits $451.00 $451.00
Summer Campus Fee Summer In Person/Blended Flat rate $TBD $280.00
UMD Technology Fee All Online/Off-site 9 or more credits $153.00 N/A
UMD Technology Fee All Online/Off-site 8 or less credits $76.50 N/A
Distance Learning Fee All Online/Off-site Flat rate N/A $100.00

Explanation of Program Fees

Program Tuition

Assessed at the University-approved program rate for course section registration beginning with PG**, XG**, or PDG*.

Graduate Student Fees, Campus Face-to-Face/Blended Delivery

  • Fall or Spring Semester: Assessed based on the total number of registered credits each semester/term for any course held on campus. For a breakdown of fees, see Student Financial Services-Tuition and Fees.
  • Summer Session: Assessed one-time for registration within each of the two six-week sessions (I or II) for any course held on campus. Supports campus-wide university services, technology services, and student services.
  • Pertains to course section registration beginning with PG**, XG** or a mix of PG**, XG**, and PDG*.
  • If a student registers for a mix of courses that meet on campus and online/off-site, the student is assessed campus graduate student fees based on the total number of registered credits.

UMD Technology Fee, Online/Off-Site Delivery

Assessed based on the total number of registered credits each semester/term for courses held 100% online or for courses not held at UMD’s College Park campus. Supports UMD technology services. Students who register for online/off-site course sections have access to UMD Online Resources. Pertains only to course section registration beginning with PDG*.

Distance Learning Student Services Fee

This fee is being phased out. The last semester/term of assessment is Summer Session/Term 2021. Charged for any course registration held online or those which do not meet at the UMD campus. Supports campus-wide technology and student services. Students who register for online/off-site courses have access to UMD Online Resources. Pertains to course sections beginning with PDG*, XG**.

Tuition & Fees Note

Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees, and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the University reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.

Other Program Fees

This fee is being phased out. The last semester/term of assessment is Summer Session/Term 2021. Charged for any course registration held online or those which do not meet at the UMD campus. Supports campus-wide technology and student services. Students who register for online/off-site courses have access to UMD Online Resources. Pertains to course sections beginning with PDG*, XG**.

Second Year MPS Degree-track Entry Tests: $120.00. Non-refundable. 

  • Prior to enrolling in second-year courses, all students admitted into an MPS in Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation must take the Second Year MPS Degree-track Entry Test.  For complete information, visit the specific area site.

Financial Aid & Full-time/Part-time Status

Financial Aid

For information on financial aid opportunities (State and/or Federal, UMD Sources of Funding, Undocumented and DACA students) and alternative payment options that include Terp Payment Plan, Veterans and Veterans Dependents, Tuition Remission, and Third Party/Sponsored Billing, see Financial Aid & Alternative Payment.

Other Sources of Funding

External sources of funding.

Scholarship options for studying overseas:

Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status

The Graduate School uses a unit system in making calculations to determine full-time or part-time enrollment status. For complete information, see The Graduate School, Registration Policies, Designation of Full-time and Part-time Status. Because the program uses the semester academic calendar and offers courses at the 400 and above level, generally this translates to the following:

  • Full-time means that a graduate student must register for program courses totaling nine credits or more per semester (fall/spring).
  • Part-time means that a graduate student registers for program courses totaling eight credits or less per semester (fall/spring).
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