Requirements

  • Completed application form. See Application Instructions to learn how.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.
  • 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.)
  • Official transcripts of all graduate study, including evidence of having received a master's degree from an accredited university. See Application Guidelines and FAQ for more information.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate study, including evidence of having received a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. See Application Guidelines and FAQ for more information.
  • Goals Statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation - At least one letter should focus on your potential for doctoral level graduate study and research.
  • All international applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language competence via the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) examination. TOEFL results may be substituted instead of taking the DRP. (Use 5240 for the ETS institutional code)

Additional Program Requirements

  • M.A. in interpretation, translation or related field
  • A 15-20 page academic writing sample, or a 15-20 page essay, including references and citations (APA style) on the following: Please describe and assess three peer-reviewed articles or books in the field of Interpretation Studies that have shaped your thinking about the interpreting process and/or the role of the interpreter.
  • Evidence of professional certification as interpreter
  • Minimum 3 years interpreting experience (five years strongly encouraged)
  • ASLPI score of 4 for ASL users and an ASLPI score of 3 or the passing of a Department Screening for international students