auxillary content

MA in Translation and Interpreting

Section 1

Content Section 1

In our MA program in Translation and Interpreting, taught by a faculty that features accomplished translators and interpreters, you will develop the academic and professional skills this field demands.

The program is offered in two instructional modes: online or on campus. Online students follow the same course schedule as campus students, but are never required to come to campus. Because the content and requirements of the online and campus modes are identical, the final transcript and diploma do not specify the instructional mode.

Candidates for the Master’s degree complete coursework in the foundations and practice of translation and interpreting, and may specialize in one of three areas: Translation for the Professions, Literary Translation, or Conference and Community Interpreting. All foundation courses are taught in English and practice work is done in the student’s language pair.

Our core faculty has expertise in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian. However, thanks to the collaboration of our colleagues from other departments in the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (SLCL), CTS can often provide language support for students working in many other languages. Please contact us to inquire about the availability of instructional support for your language.

Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable for an international applicant, for the last two years of undergraduate study
  3. An excellent command of English and of at least one other language supported by the program
  4. All other minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College.

Click here for more information about admission requirements for international students.

Application Deadlines

Final application deadline: May 1.

We continue to accept applications as space allows.

Click here for application instructions


Click here for information about degree requirements

Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

For information about tuition and fees, please see the Office of the Registrar

Applicants are encouraged to explore student loans and opportunities for funding through national government sources or private sources.

A limited number of competitive recruitment scholarships may be available to outstanding applicants. Full tuition waivers, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships are not available directly through the Center for Translation Studies.

Please consult the Graduate College Funding and Employment website for further information on loans, grants, and student employment.


Request Additional Information



Director, Center for Translation Studies
4080 FLB, 707 South Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, 217-244-6508

If you need assistance with the application process, please contact SLCL Student Services: