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Translation and Interpreting

Rutgers University

12 months
30912 USD/year
30912 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Translation and Interpreting program of Rutgers University provides advanced professional and theoretical training for translators and interpreters. Includes practice in legal, medical, technical, legal, audiovisual and literary translation, as well as community, court and medical interpreting. It also includes advanced training in translation technology tools and project management.


About the Program

Students in the Translation and Interpreting program of Rutgers University will acquire a thorough understanding of the main contemporary theoretical approaches to translation and interpreting and prepare students to work in a variety of leading roles within the language industry, such as court and medical interpreters, legal and technical translators, project managers, in-house specialized translators, translation and interpreting for the government etc. Students can also be trained in translation and interpreter pedagogy. The MA in Spanish (Option in Translation) is considered to be a terminal degree, in that it does not automatically lead to a consideration for the PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Translation
  • Legal Translation
  • Court Interpreting
  • Medical Translation
  • Hospital/Community Interpreting
  • Translation of Specialized Texts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are admitted on the basis of undergraduate records, letters of recommendation, appropriate score on the Graduate Record Examination (native speakers of English and Spanish) and TOEFL (native Spanish speakers from abroad), and demonstrated competency in both English and Spanish.
  • Applicants should have the fluency of a college educated native speaker of their first language and a near native competency in the language from which they will translate.
  • The undergraduate major needs not be Spanish (or English, for foreign students from Spanish-speaking countries) but should be related to the intended field of translation.
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement of approximately 500 words in both Spanish and English in which they outline their relevant background and their reasons for pursuing the master option in translation/interpreting.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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