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Admission to the translation and interpretation programs is based in part on the applicant's performance on entrance examinations. Generally, a baccalaureate degree is required for admission. For those who hold foreign credentials, acceptance will be based upon consideration of the applicant's total educational qualifications and experience.


Applicants for the Programs will be required to take an entrance examination where they will translate 1 passage from English to the target language & 1 passage from the target language to English. The entrance examinations are given Monday thru Friday from 9am to 3pm in room 841 of Langdale Hall. The entrance examinations must be taken no later than June 15 to meet the Fall semester deadline or November 1 to meet the Spring semester deadline. Entrance Examination Registration Form (to view this file, you may need Adobe Acrobat Reader); lease fill out this form and return it by e-mail, fax, regular mail or personal delivery to the contact listed below.

Course of Study for Translation Certificate

The minimum translation course of study consists of 15 semester hours which include one class in comparative stylistics, one class in general translation, 2 classes in specialized translation and a final translation workshop. Students must complete these courses with no grade lower than a "B", and must receive a score of at least a "B" on the exit examination in order to receive a certificate. The department reserves the right to prescribe additional courses in certain cases. Students are advised to acquire word-processing skills prior to registration.

Important Note: The translation program is highly specialized and cannot be initiated without adequate enrollments. Thus, programs may not be offered routinely each year.

Course of Study for Interpretation Certificate in Spanish

The minimum interpretation course of study consists of 12 semester hours which include one introductory course, one advanced general interpretation, course in medical interpretation and one course in legal interpretation focusing on consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.

The department reserves the right to prescribe additional courses in certain cases. Students are advised to acquire word-processing skills prior to registration.

Application Deadlines

Candidates must register for the entrance examinations one week prior to taking the entrance exam. Candidates who are successful in the entrance examination must submit complete applications by July 1 (Fall semester deadline) or November 15 (Spring semester deadline) to the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Program Costs are as follows (not all costs may apply to the T&I Program):

Graduate Tuition per credit hour: In-State $320.00; Out-of-State $1200.00
Mandatory Student Fees per term: $1064.00

For detailed information on costs of please go to Tuition & Fees.

Financial Assistance

There is no federal financial aid for the program. Please consult the Office of Student Financial Services at Georgia State University at 404-413-2400 for other sorts of financial aid.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Annette G. Cash, Director
Translation and Interpretation Program
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3970
Atlanta, GA 30302-3970

or by phone 404-413-5988