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Language, Literature, and Translation, M.A.

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With over 50 faculty from five different departments, MALLT offers a flexible program of study tailored to your professional goals. Three departments—French, Italian and Comparative Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature and Translation & Interpreting Studies cooperate in offering this interdepartmental, interdisciplinary master’s program designed for the student who wishes to focus on language, literature, and translation on a cross-cultural basis. Students may complete one of the following concentrations: Comparative Literature; French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture; German Language, Literature, and Culture and Translation (Professional Track or Research Track). In addition to these specific concentrations, students may pursue coursework in Classical Greek; Classics; Hebrew Studies, Italian Studies, Latin; and Slavic Languages. MALLT also allows students interested in Linguistics or Spanish to complete double concentrations, or the joint MLIS/MALLT of MBA/MALLT (Translation) coordinated degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Graeco-Roman World: (Subtitled)
  • Study Abroad: (Subtitled)
  • Great Works of Modern Literature: (Subtitled)
  • Mediaeval Literature and Culture: (Subtitled)
  • Renaissance Literature and Culture: (Subtitled)
  • Studies in Literary Genres and Modes: (Subtitled)
  • Topics in Comparative Literature: (Subtitled)
  • Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (Subtitled)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements


An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these program requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

Knowledge of a language other than English. Entrance competencies for specific concentrations are as follows:
  • Language concentrations: an undergraduate major in the language, or comparable background, such as coursework, a significant immersion experience, or native fluency combined with appropriate academic training.
  • Translation tracks: competence on a qualifying examination.
  • Comparative Literature concentration: an undergraduate major in comparative literature, including advanced study of a language other than English, or equivalent literary and language preparation.

Tuition Fee

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    24898 USD/year
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    24898 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11861 USD/year
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