12 months
15676 USD/year
15676 USD/year
8332 USD/year
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Translation and Interpreting.


The Spanish Translation and Interpreting program from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will provide instruction in the translation of general and specialized texts from English into Spanish and vice versa at a professional level. 

This program also covers the latest field-related technologies related to the production of translated texts.

Key Features 

  • Students in the program will become acquainted with Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting and will have the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills in these and other areas and subspecialties such as Legal, Medical, Finance Translation, and Literary Translation. 
  • Practical and theoretical instruction will be provided in these submodalities. Additional required courses will cover Translation Theory, Research in Translation Studies, and Translation Project Management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Theory
  • Translation Workshop:Spanish-English
  • Translation Workshop:English-Spanish
  • Consecutive Interpreting
  • Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Court Interpreting
  • Interpreting Practicum

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admission for national students.


36 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
146 (verbal)
4 (analytical)

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended.
  • Three  letters  of  recommendation  from  professional  or  academic sources.
  • GRE General Test. Minimum scores: 146 Verbal and 4.0 Analytical Writing. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years. A GRE waiver may be granted if the application holds a UTRGV Graduate Certificate in the field (Spanish Translation, Healthcare Interpreting, Court Interpreting, Literary Interpreting, Localization and Audiovisual Translation) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Satisfactory  performance  on  the  translation  of  a  document  from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
  • Personal interview (online or in person).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per semester during 12 months.


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