M.A. Interpreting Studies
Professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to improve, teach or research.
The program offers three tracks:
- Theory and Practice Interpreting option
- Advanced Interpreting option
- Teaching Interpreting option
Where this degree can take you:
- College teaching
- Mentoring and instruction for less experienced interpreters
- Research on interpreting and interpreter education
To start, you need:
- A bachelor’s degree
- Experience interpreting and mentoring
- Certification is accepted, but not required.
Begin your Interpreting Studies program:
- To find out when you can begin your program, please contact Dr. Elisa Maroney
Finishing will take:
- 18 months
- 45-54 credits
- A master’s thesis or professional project
Where you will take classes:
- There will be a residency requirement each summer. For summer 2020, the residency requirement will take place virtually online between June 22 and July 3, 2020. There will be no on-campus residency requirement in summer 2020. Dates and times of the online residency are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST. Please reserve those times for synchronous and asynchronous meetings.
- Online/distance fall, winter, spring
Tech you will need:
- Computer with internet connection
- Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)
What you will learn:
Provides interpreters and interpreter educators who use English and another language, spoken or signed, advanced scholarship that focuses on theoretical, practical and teaching applications. This advances the standards and leadership of the interpreting profession, both signed and spoken, via research, rigorous study, and practice.
- Exemplify reflective practice in interpreting and teaching through observation, application, analysis and supervision.
- Contribute to a growing body of research on interpreting and interpreter education.
- Exhibit advanced competence in interpreting effectiveness and quality leadership.