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Translation and Interpretation

La Salle University

24 months
850 USD/credit 19125 USD/year
850 USD/credit 19125 USD/year
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The curriculum for this Translation and Interpretation program at La Salle University is designed to address three of the principal environments where translation and interpretation (English-Spanish and Spanish-English) are currently needed and will be more intensely needed in the future; that is, legal, health-care and business environments. 


In addition, governing translation/interpretation principles are also studied for application to language environments covered and not covered by the Translation and Interpretation  program from La Salle University.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this program, the students will be able to:

  • Develop and demonstrate the same level of proficiency as educated native speakers of Spanish and English and transfer messages from one language to another accurately and fluently.
  • Recognize and apply the standards of court, health-care, or conference interpreters, as established by nationally recognized associations in those fields. This includes a foundation in the standards of ethics and practice in the respective areas.
  • Demonstrate expertise in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and sight translation, in the legal, healthcare, and business fields.
  • Provide training in order to allow students to perform to the standards of court, healthcare, or conference interpreters as established by nationally recognized associations in those fields.
  • Apply what has been learned in the classroom to real-life working environments through guest speakers, on-site visits, in-class simulations, and the internship experience.
  • Identify ways to continue learning on their own by the use of self-assessment techniques and reflective practice skills.
  • Develop and enhance their linguistic competence and cultural awareness.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Analysis English/Spanish
  • Fundamentals of Interpretation
  • Consecutive Interpretation and Sight Translation
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Legal Interpretation
  • Health-Care Interpretation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree. Either a B.A. or a B.S. is possible, but a B.A. is preferred 
  • An acceptable score in either the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors at the college level. 
  • The applicant’s professional resume must be provided.
  • Evidence of an “Advanced” Level in Spanish. This may be determined in a variety of ways and will be left to the discretion of the Program Director. 
  • Finally, demonstrated language skills with Spanish and English as determined, through an interview, by the Director of the program.
  • All students will be interviewed by the Director or the Academic Advisor, or both, for language assessment purposes. Inability to show sufficient linguistic competency with the English/Spanish language pair will result in a “no admission” decision irrespective of academic achievement up to that point.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19125 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19125 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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