Interpreting Studies

Western Oregon University

18 months
23238 USD/year
14025 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Master of Arts: Interpreting Studies Program is designed for professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to hone their skills. It is also a stepping stone for those wanting to move into College/University Instructor, Mentor and/or Researcher roles in this field of study.


While most applicants to the program already hold certification, experienced (yet uncertified) interpreters are also welcomed and encouraged to apply.

The programme

During the interpreters and interpreter educators who use English and another language, spoken or signed, will participate in advanced scholarship with a focus on the theoretical, practical and teaching applications in their professional fields. The experience and coursework advance the standards and leadership of the interpreting profession, both signed and spoken, via research, rigorous study and practice.

This is an 18 month (55 credits) hybrid program that requires a master’s theses or professional project to complete the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology in Interpreting/ Interpreter Education 
  • Practicum 
  • Proseminar 
  • Ethics and Professional Practice 
  • Teaching and Technology 
  • Becoming a Practice Profession: The History of Interpreting and Interpreter Ed. 
  • Communication in Professional Practice 
  • Research and Writing: Translation and Interpretation 
  • Action Research: Translation and Interpretation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed and signed application form and financial affidavit form.
  • $60 Application Fee + $80 International Express mailing fee.
  • Official transcripts from previous school(s).
  • Financial documentation
  • Photocopy of current passport ID page
  • Students from the People’s Republic of China must include a color copy of their Chinese citizenship ID card.
  • Official copy of English testing score report.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23238 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    14025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14025 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Interpreting Studies
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