Translation and Interpreting (MS)

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Translation and Interpreting (MSTI) at the Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA) is a fully online, 36-credit program that prepares students to become effective language professionals. CALA’s innovative programs help students to build skills and showcase their expertise as creative professionals who are ready for today’s global workplaces. The MSTI program emphasizes applied translation and the development of textual, cultural, and technical competencies in communication across languages. The curriculum includes a core covering the major fields and foundations of the language professions—translation, terminology, interpreting, editing, and technology—complemented by a selection of electives designed to prepare students for the multiple career paths open to translators and interpreters today. Students learn from experts in the field as they master strategies for translating complex documents, gaining an understanding of industry standards and how to deliver content tailored to specific markets, clients, and audiences. They build portfolios and professional profiles while preparing for new or expanded careers in translation, interpreting, localization, publishing, quality assessment, and project management. This graduate degree can be completed in full- or part-time study.


All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.