M.A. in Interpretation: Interpreter Research Concentration (IR)


  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate study, including evidence of having received a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. (Those applying during their final undergraduate year will be required to submit a final transcript after completion of their bachelor's degree and before enrolling in their first semester of graduate study.)
  • Official transcripts of all graduate study.
  • International applicants should review this page on how to submit their transcript(s).
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate study. (Occasionally, applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted conditionally upon the recommendation of the department.)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.
  • A completed graduate school application form.
  • Goals statement (with an additional statement about ethics, professional practice and research interests). (Follow this link for further instructions)
  • TOEFL is required from all international applicants from non-English speaking countries. (Use 5240 for the ETS institutional code)
  • If you are offered admission: The immunization laws for the District of Columbia require all students to provide proof of immunization prior to enrolling. Please visit the Student Health Services website for more information.

Additional Program Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation - one letter should cite be from a consumer citing competence in interpreting. 
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Valid certification from RID (CSC, NIC,CI/CT, CDI), NAD (III, IV, or V), AVLIC (COI),or documented equivalent for international applicants
  • ASLPI result of 4 or higher for ASL users
  • ASLPI result of 3 or higher for international students who are non-ASL users
  • Portfolio of unrehearsed ASL to English and English to ASL interpreting samples− obtain this from the department; or equivalent portfolio of unrehearsed interpreting samples in applicants’ working languages for international applicants
  • One additional goals statement relating to ethics, professional practice, and research interests.