Online Master of Arts in Translation & Interpreting

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Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2018: December 1

Online MA in Translation and Interpreting

Translators and Interpreters use languages to build bridges between cultures, worlds, and people, and this is one reason professional translation and interpreting skills are in such great demand today.  The UIUC Masters in Translation and Interpreting degree can provide you with the intellectual background and technical skills you need to be a successful translator or interpreter. 

Specialized Coursework

In addition to foundational courses in translation theory, professional practice, and technical skills, we offer coursework in three major areas: 
  • Translation for the Professions
  • Literary and Applied Literary Translation
  • Conference and Community Interpreting
  • Students in our program choose at least two courses in one of these three areas, based on their interests and professional goals. The Master's program culminates with a major individualized capstone project.

Why Illinois?

Illinois online students benefit from a rigorous program taught by accomplished translators, interpreters and scholars of translation studies.

  • Interdisciplinary expertise. Our core faculty members are active in the translation and interpreting field. Our affiliate faculty members offer expertise in a variety of research areas, such as linguistics, literary and cultural studies, philosophy and ethics, religious studies, and computer science. 
  • Networking. Learn alongside students with diverse perspectives and levels of experience. Students enroll from all corners of the globe, contributing to a rich learning environment.
  • Multilingual approach. With the assistance of our affiliate faculty members, core faculty guide translation and interpreting practice in several different languages, including all the official languages of the United Nations.

Visit the MA in Translation & Interpreting website to learn more about the program.

Fully Online
Fully Online
Flexibility to learn from anywhere. All course and group work is entirely online, and you get individual attention from your professors so you can discuss material, ask questions or get help

Engaging
Engaging
Taking into account the needs of off-campus students, the online curriculum provides a variety of engaging delivery formats such as online lectures, collaborative sessions, discussion boards, dual-mode instruction and feedback in many forms

Stackable
World-Class
The University of Illinois Masters' degree provides rigorous academic training and a credential from one of the world's top-ranked research universities.