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Center for Translation Studies

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Welcome to the Center for Translation Studies. CTS is an academic unit in the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

We offer three academic programs:

  • Masters' in Translation and Interpreting, available online and on campus
  • Undergraduate Certificate, for University of Illinois undergraduate students in any major
  • Graduate Certificate, for University of Illinois graduate students from any area of study.

Translators and interpreters are in demand

According to market research, the translation industry is growing. Learn more here!

What can you do with an education in translation or interpreting?

  • Work for an employer of your choice: international organization, government, commercial enterprise, etc. Or, work for yourself, as a freelancer.
  • Be a successful entrepreneur, and start your own company.
  • Move up into management! Almost every employer hires translation project managers.
  • Become a wizard with computerized translation tools. This is a rapidly growing area.
  • Pursue any of a myriad of related professions: terminologist, editor, revisor, localizer, and more.
  • Plus these jobs have great perks.

Find out more here!

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