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Translation & Interpretation


What are the requirements for the program?
You must have a 4-year college degree. (B.A. B.S. etc.) This is a graduate certificate program. An Associates Degree does not fulfill the requirement.


When can I begin the program?
Students interested in the Spanish program can begin fall and spring semesters. Those interested in German and French need to call 404-413-5988 to see when these classes will be starting or write to acash@gsu.edu. One class is offered each semester for 5 semesters in the French and German program so it will take 5 semesters to complete the program in these languages.


How many classes are offered each semester?
One course in German and French translation. Two/three courses in Spanish Translation.


When do the classes meet?
They meet from 5:30-8:00 pm. Each class meets once a week during the 15 week semester.


How much does the program cost?
Please go to the following link for more information: http://www.gsu.edu/tuition_fees.html. Be sure to look at the Graduate tuition and fees.


What documents do I need to present to the graduate school?
Please go to the following link for more information: http://www.cas.gsu.edu/grad.html.


What is the estimated on-time graduation rate?
78%


When can I take the Entrance Exam?
You may come to 841 Langdale Hall at 38 Peachtree Center Avenue any time Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm to take the exam. It is not necessary to make an appointment. You will have two hours to complete the exam, which consists of the translation of two passages, one from the target language to English and one from English to the target language. Translation aids are not allowed. The exam will then be given to a professor to grade on a pass/fail basis. You will then be notified by electronic and/or regular mail of your grade along with further instructions.


What should I bring to the exam?
Just writing implements.


What are the application deadlines?
The deadline for application to the Graduate School is July 1 for each Fall semester, and November 1 for each Spring semester. It is necessary to have passed the entrance exam (please allow at least 2 to 3 days for grading) and to have submitted all application documents by these dates; we therefore suggest that you take the entrance exam no later than one month before any given application deadline.


What jobs (by SOC code) have T&I graduates placed into or qualified for?
27-3091.00 - Interpreters and Translators


Interpretation Program (Spanish only)

Can I just take the interpretation courses?
No. You must receive the translation certificate before receiving the interpretation certificate.


How many classes are offered each semester?
Two in translation and two in interpretation. Not all 9 classes are offered each semester.


How long does it take to complete the program?
It depends on how many classes you take each semester.