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Interpreting Studies

Western Oregon University

18 months
23238 USD/year
23238 USD/year
14025 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Interpreting Studies program of the Western Oregon University provides interpreters and interpreter educators who use English and another language, spoken or signed, advanced scholarship that focuses on theoretical, practical and teaching applications. This advances the standards and leadership of the interpreting profession, both signed and spoken, via research, rigorous study, and practice.


The Interpreting Studies program of the Western Oregon University is designed for professional signed and spoken language interpreters who want to improve, teach or research.

The program offers three tracks:

  • Theory and Practice Interpreting option
  • Advanced Interpreting option
  • Teaching Interpreting option

Where this degree can take you:

  • College teaching
  • Mentoring and instruction for less experienced interpreters
  • Research on interpreting and interpreter education

Learning outcomes:

Exemplify reflective practice in interpreting and teaching through observation, application, analysis and supervision.

Contribute to a growing body of research on interpreting and interpreter education.

Exhibit advanced competence in interpreting effectiveness and quality leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology in Interpreting/ Interpreter Education 
  • 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Program Application Form: Complete the MA in Interpreting Studies program application form
  • Unofficial transcripts: From all previous college coursework. This is a separate copy from the official transcripts required by the Graduate Programs office
  • Evidence of Interpreting Certification and/or Experience: Evidence of certification and/or experience interpreting and/or translating
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Resume
  • Recommendation: Include recommendation from 3 people of your choice
  • Pre-screening Assessment: After we review your program application, we will email you further instructions so you may complete this step

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23238 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    23238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23238 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    14025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14025 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Monmouth

1549 - 2760 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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