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Spanish Translation and Interpreting, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #826 (BCR) , TX,
The Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish Translation and Interpreting requires a total of 36 semester hours of graduate credit. The program will provide instruction in the translation of general and specialized texts from English into Spanish and vice versa at a professional level. 

About

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

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
  • Medical Interpreting and Terminology
  • Translation of Legal Texts
  • Translation Topics
  • Business and Finance Translation
  • Translation Technologies
  • Audiovisual Translation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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 (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15898 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7598 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Texas City

  • 882 - 1640 USD/month
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