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Translation (Z079)   

Program Title and Classification

Translation

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Arts and Humanities

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

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

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

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

21 credits required

Course Two languages Three languages
COMM 610: Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies 3 credits 3 credits
COMM 639: Fundamentals of Translation  4 credits 6 credits
COMM 683: Intercultural Communication Theory  3 credits 3 credits
COMM 649: Translation for Specific Domains 4 credits 6 credits
COMM 730: Seminar in Health Communication or COMM 762: The Rhetoric of Political Institutions 3 credits 3 credits
Two languages track only - Up to 4 credits of the following electives:    
COMM 641: Introduction to Computer‚ÄźAssisted Translation  (1 credit) not required
COMM 798: Intensive Writing in English  (1 credit) not required
COMM 798: Public Speaking  (2-3 credits) not required
COMM 609: Fundamentals of Interpreting  (2-4 credits) not required
Two languages track only - Up to 4 credits of the following electives:    
COMM 629: Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation  (1 credit) not required
COMM 730: Seminar in Health Communication (if not taken to fill requirement)  (3 credits) not required
COMM 762: The Rhetoric of Political Institutions (if not taken to fill requirement)  (3 credits) not required

 

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Translation (GCPS in Translation) is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work in the translation profession. Examples include serving as translators of general texts for information purposes and specialized texts in subject areas wherein you hold advanced qualifications (e.g., Master of Arts degree, and/or significant professional expertise). You will be grounded in the tenets of the profession, including professional conduct and ethics and guided through the steps needed to advance your professional skill set.

The GCPS in Translation is a 21-credit one year program, offering instruction in the fundamental skills of translation and includes the theoretical fields of translation studies, the translation professions, intercultural communication, and background knowledge in at least one of the following communication contexts: political communication, legal communication, or health communication.

 

Website

http://www.gsit.umd.edu

Contacts

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

Relationships

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