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Interpreting (MPIN)   

Program Title and Classification

Interpreting

Graduate Degree Program

College: Arts and Humanities

Abstract

The Master of Professional Studies in Interpreting (MPS in Interpreting) is designed to equip students with the required competencies to compete successfully for work as conference interpreters or community interpreters.Example skills include specialized work in both the consecutive and simultaneous modes in health, legal and political settings, for major corporations, international organizations, government ministries, and international, federal, and state courts requiring simultaneous capability.

The MPS in Interpreting is a two-year, 44 credit program. In the first year, you begin to develop high-level skills in consecutive interpretation (oral rendering after the speaker pauses). In the program’s second year, you build on these fundamental skills and may learn simultaneous interpreting, while specializing in conference interpreting, or public service interpreting. Simultaneous interpreting may be selected as an elective in the public service interpreting track.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students): A minimum of 6 months proof of residency in a country where your primary acquired language is spoken.

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Supplementary Application
  • Proof of residency: A minimum of 6 months proof of residency in a country where your primary acquired language is spoken.
  • Admissions tests (contact oes@umd.edu)

For complete Admission Information, please visit: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/interpreting-and-translation-gsit/apply

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
17 May
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Mar


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.gsit.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

44 credits required

Students select either the Conference Interpreting track or the Public Service Interpreting track. In either track, students can focus on two languages or three. 

Regardless of track or number of languages, all MPIN students must complete the following courses:

COMM 610: Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies (3 credits)

COMM 683: Intercultural Communication Theory (3 credits)

COMM 769: Professional Practice Forum in Interpreting: Workplace Processes and Procedures (1 credit)

COMM 789: Seminar: Special Topics in Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

COMM 657: Professional Practice Forum in Interpreting: Career Portfolio and Exams (1 credit)

COMM 759: Professional Practice Forum in Interpreting: Practicum (1 credit)

*Students should check the department website for the remainder of their course requirements. The remainder of the course requirements vary based on the student's track and number of languages. 

 

 

Website

http://www.gsit.umd.edu

Contacts

Office of Extended Studies

0132 Main Administration Building

MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-7762

oes@umd.edu

 

Esperanza Pombo, Director, GSIT Program

2123 Skinner Building

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-314-1205

epombo@umd.edu

 

Yana Carver, Assistant to the Director

2123 Skinner Building

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-314-1205

ycarver@umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Keywords

Translation, Interpering, Localization, Consecutive, Simultaneous

Relationships

Consecutive Interpreting (Z080)

Translation (MPTR)

Translation (Z079)