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Degree Programs in Translation

We have received many request on how to become a professional translator. Word2Word is please to present this list of schools from around the world which offer various professional degrees and certificates in translation and interpretation. If you should know of any additional Universities or Colleges that offer similar programs then could you please let us know at

Arizona State University
Languages and Literatures

G. Homer Durham Language and Literature Building LL-440
Box 870202
Tempe, Arizona 85287-0202
Phone: (480) 965-6281
Fax: (480) 965-0135
Graduate courses: Translation Theory and Practice; 
Problems of Literary Translation
MA thesis may be translation; non-literary Certificate in Translation

Aston University
School of Languages and European Studies

Aston Triangle, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7ET
Phone: (0121) 359 3611 ext 4236 or 4224
MA, Diploma in Translation in a European Context (English, French, German)

Barnard College
Department of French

314 Milbank Hall
3009 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
Phone: (212) 854-2052
BA in Translation and Literature (French)

Brigham Young University
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese

4048 JKHB
PO BOX 26119
Provo, Utah 84602-6119
Phone: (801) 378-2837
Fax: (801) 378-8932
BA in Spanish Translation

Brown University
Department of Comparative Literature

Marston Hall
Box E
Providence, Rhode Island, 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2818
Fax: (401) 863-7337
Undergraduate and graduate degrees with concentration in translation

City University of New York
The Graduate Center

MA Program in Literal Studies
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016-4309
Phone: (212) 817-8480
MA in Liberal Studies, specialization in translation studies

ISIT - Institut supérieur d'interprétation et de traduction

21, rue d'Assas 75270
Paris cedex 06
t? : 01 42 22 33 16

Connecticut College

270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, Connecticut 06320-4196
Phone: (860) 439-2187
Fax: (860) 439-5340
BA Honors thesis translation option (Chinese)

Florida International University
Department of Modern Languages

University Park Campus
11200 S.W. Eighth Street
Miami, Florida 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2851
Fax: (305) 348-1085
Translation and Interpretation Certificate (Portuguese, Spanish)

Georgia State University
Translation Program

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
One University Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3083
Phone: (404) 651-2747 or (404) 651-2265
Graduate Translation Certificate Program (French, German, Spanish)

Heriot-Watt University

4 year undergraduate course as well as a Diploma/MSc 
graduate course both translation and interpreting
French, German, Spanish and Russian, but they
also offer a separate course for Arabic

Ionian University
Department for Translation and Interpretation

Megaro Kapodistria 
49100 Corfu Greece 
tel: + 30 661 22993 
fax: + 30 661 22549
Four-year university level degree Certificate in translation 

Kent State University
Institute for Applied Linguistics

109 Satterfield Hall
Kent, Ohio 44242
BS, MA in Translation Studies (French, German, Russian, Spanish)

Marygrove College
Modern Language Translation

Liberal Arts Building, Room 112
8425 West McNichols Road
Detroit, Michigan 48221-2599
Phone: (313) 927-1292
Undergraduate and Graduate Translation Certificate (French, Spanish)

Marymount Manhattan College
Humanities Division

221 East 71st Street
New York, New York 10021
Phone: (212) 517-0555
Courses in translation (French, Spanish)
Continuing Eduation Certificate in Translating and Interpreting

McGill University
Centre for Continuing Education

688 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3R1
Phone: (514) 398-6200
Fax: (514) 398-4448
Certificates in Translation
(various language combinations, including English, 
French, German, Inuktitut, Spanish)
Graduate Diploma in Translation
(various language combinations, including English, 
French, German, Italian, Spanish)

Montclair State College
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Upper Montclair, New Jersey 07043
BA with concentration in translation (French, Spanish); Translating
and Interpreting Certificate in Spanish (graduate)

The Monterey Institute of International Studies
Translation and Interpretation

425 Van Buren Street
Monterey, California 93940
Phone: (408) 647-4170
M.A. in Translation;
M.A. in Translation and Interpretation;
M.A. in Conference Interpretation
(Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Korean).

New York University
Foreign Language Programs
School of Continuing and Professional Studies

48 Cooper Square, Room 107
New York, New York 10003
Phone: (212) 998-7030
Courses in Translation Studies
Course: French to English Literary Translation
Certificate in Translation (French, German, Portuguese, Spanish)
Translation Certificate Online (German ? English, English ? Spanish)

Newcastle University
Department of Applied East Asian Languages
School of Modern Languages

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Phone: (0191) 222 5867
Fax: (0191) 222 5442
Translation and Interpreting Studies Research

Oakland University
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

418 Wilson Hall
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401
Phone: (248) 370-2060
Courses in translation (French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish)
Translation Certificate

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

105 George Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1414
Phone: (732) 932-9323
Undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency in Translation (Spanish, English)
MA option in translation (Spanish)
Translation courses (French, Spanish)

San Diego State University
College of Arts & Letters
Department of Spanish & Portuguese

San Diego, California 92182
Phone: 594-6588
Fax: 594-5293
Certificate in Spanish/English Translation Studies

State University of New York, The University at Albany
Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Humanities 235
Albany, New York 12222
Phone: (518) 442-4222
Fax: (518) 442-4111
Undergraduate and Gradulate Language Studies

State University of New York, Binghamton University
Center for Research in Translation

Library Tower 1302
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, New York 13902
Phone: (607) 777-6765
MA with concentration in literary translation
(Comparative Literature, Romance Languages)
Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies
(literary or non-literary; may be combined with any PhD or MA program)
Undergraduate translation workshops

University of Alberta
Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies

200 Arts Building
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E6
Phone: (780) 492-4926
Fax: (780) 492-9106
Undergraduate Certificate in Translation Studies (French, German, Spanish)
Graduate courses in translation

University of Arizona
National Center for Interpretation

University of Arizona,
Modern Languages Building #67, Room 445
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 621-3615
Fax: (520) 624-8130

University of Arkansas
Department of English

333 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Phone: (501) 575-4301
Fax: (501) 575-5919
MFA in Literary Translation

University of Bath
Department of European Studies and Modern Languages>

Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom 
Tel: + 44 1225 826598 
Fax: + 44 1225 826099
The MA/Diploma in Interpreting and Translating is 
a one-year full-time course which aims to prepare
linguists for careers as interpreters and/or translators
French, German,Italian, Russian and Spanish

University of British Columbia
Faculty of Arts

B130-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z1
Phone: (604) 822-3828
Fax: (604) 822-6096
Diploma in French Translation
MFA in Creative Writing with translation option
Numerous courses in translation (Chinese, French, Creative Writing,
Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish)

University of California, Riverside
Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages
Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Room 2401
Riverside, California 92521
Phone: (909) 787-5007
MA in Comparative Literature with emphasis in translation
Undergraduate course in translation (German)

University of East Anglia
School of Language, Linguistics and Translation Studies

Norwich NR4 7TJ
Phone: (06103) 5927749
Fax: (06103) 250599
MA in Literary Translation

University of Edinburgh
Faculty of Arts
Postgraduate Studies in European Languages

David Hume Tower
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9JX
Phone: (0131) 650 35 78
Fax: (0131) 650 65 36
MSc, Diploma in Practice and Theory of Translation
Research in Translation Studies leading to PhD, MLitt, MSc

Université de Genève
École de Traduction et d'Interprétation 

102 Bd. Carl-Vogt CH 
1211 Genève 4 Switzerland
Diplôme de Traducteur 4 years including one abroad or 
2 with a BA, Diplôme d'Interprète de Confèrence (AIIC 
recognized)1 1/2 years either after Translation Diploma 
or a special written examination, 1 1/2 years either 
after Translation Diploma or a special written examination

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies
College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

Moore 161
1890 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-6233
Fax: (808) 956-2078
Certification Program in Conference Interpretation
(French, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese)
Liberal Studies concentration in translation and interpretation

Universitätt Heidelberg
Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen

Plöck 57a
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian
Degrees: Diplom-Dolmetscher, Diplom-Übersetzer 

University of Iowa
Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature

425 English-Philosophy Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: (319) 335-0330
MFA in Literary Translation

Universität Johannes Gutenberg Mainz

Abteilung Germersheim An der Hochschule 2
D-6728 Germersheim, Germany
Diplom Dolmetscher(in) (AIIC recognized) German + 
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian 
Diplom Übersetzer(in) German + English, French, Spanish, Arabic, 
Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Greek

Université Laval
Département de langues, linguistique et traduction

Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
Bureau 2289
Québec, Québec, Canada G1K 7P4
Phone: (418) 656-3263
Fax: (418) 656-2622
BA in Translation (English, French, Spanish)

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies

P. O. Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD
Phone: (0161) 200 3100
Fax: (0161) 200 3099
MSc in Translation Studies, research leading to PhD

University of Massachusetts
Translation Center

442 Herter Hall
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Phone: (413) 545-2203
Fax: (413) 577-3400
MA in Translation Studies

Université de Moncton
Département de traduction et des langues
Faculté des arts

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada E1A 3E9
Phone: (506) 858-4214
Fax: (506) 858-4166
BA in Translation

Université de Montreal
Département de Linguistique et Traduction

C.P. 6128
Montréal, Québec, Canada H3C 3J7
Gilles Bélanger, Conseiller pédagogique
Phone: (514) 343-6220
Fax: (514) 343-2284
Programs in French-English/English-French translation: 
BA, MA, Ph.D. in Translation;
Translation certificates (German-French & Spanish-French); 
Translation certificates I & II,
Continuing Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Department of Modern Languages

Thomas Hall 215
Kearney, Nebraska 68849
Phone: (308) 865-8536
Fax: (308) 865-8806
Major in Translation-Interpreting (Spanish and French with English)
Certificate in Translation-Interpreting
Minor in translation-interpreting or only in translation

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Department of Languages and Culture Studies

Barnard 225
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223
Phone: (704) 687-2338
Fax: (704) 687-3496
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223
Certificate in Translating (French, German, Spanish)

University of Ottawa
School of Translation and Interpretation

70 Laurier Avenue East, Room 401
P. O. Box 450, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 6N5
Phone: (613) 562-5719
Fax: (613) 562-5141
Programs in French-English/English-French translation, with options in Spanish:
BA Honours in Translation; MA in Translation; PhD in Translation Studies

University of Toronto
Department of French

50 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1J4
Phone: (416) 926-2302
Fax: 926-2328
BA in French Translation

University of Wales Swansea
School of European Languages

Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP
Phone: (01792) 295968
Fax: (01792) 295978
BA in Translation

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature

P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
Phone: (414) 229-5968 or (414) 964-6931
Fax: (414) 229-2939
Graduate Certificate Program in Translation (French, German, Spanish)
MA with concentration in French, German, or Spanish translation

York University
Glendon College
School of Translation

241 York Hall
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M6
Phone: (416) 487-6742
Fax: (416) 487-6728
Programs in French-English/English-French translation:
Honours BA in Translation; MA inTranslation.
Certificate in Spanish-English Translation 

University of Surrey
Centre for Translation Studies

LCTS Department
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH UK
Phone: +44 (0)1483 689969
Fax: +44 (0)1483 689528
MA/PG Dip in Translation, in Audiotranslation and
in Monolingual Subtitling and Audio Description
MPhil/ PhD research in Translation Studies
BA Modern Languages with Translation

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