Translation, M.A. | Online (optional) | Kent State University | Kent, United States
12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Translation from Kent State University prepares students for careers in translation, language project management, international business and government.

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The Translation major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this  Translation program from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Translate authentic, industry-relevant content, both general and domain-specific, using appropriate tools and approaches
  • Define and describe the roles and responsibilities of various language industry stakeholders and various forms of language service provision, and demonstrate an understanding of the basics of entrepreneurship and translation as a business
  • Engage in effective research and information retrieval for a variety of language industry-relevant tasks
  • Utilize a range of computer-assisted technologies, including machine translation, for language industry-relevant tasks and demonstrate an understanding of the place, benefits and limitations of those technologies in a given project scenario
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical considerations in various project scenarios
  • Successfully communicate and mediate communication across languages and cultures in multilingual, multicultural contexts
  • Apply theory to inform and justify their decision-making
  • Critically reflect on their work and that of others

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Research and Writing in Translation Studies
  • Documents in Multilingual Contexts
  • Theory of Translation and Interpreting
  • Terminology and Computer Applications in Translation
  • Software Localization
  • Practice of Arabic Translation
  • Literary and Cultural Translation
  • Commercial, Legal and Diplomatic Translation
  • Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • A CD or MP3/wav file with a five-minute oral sample in the applicant's first and second languages (conversational, not read from a script)
  • Writing sample(s) in applicant's second language,1 which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD per year during 12 months.

Online: $19,300

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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