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Graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting Studies

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The certificate consists of three to five 4-credit courses and one 2-credit course, for a total of 14-22 credits.

Students can choose from one of three tracks:

  • Translation
  • Interpreting
  • Translation and Interpreting (T&I)

To declare the certificate, students must contact Elias Shakkour and include the following information in the email:

  • Student ID
  • Primary College
  • Track (Translation, Interpreting or T&I)

Course requirements are listed below.  For each track, courses may be substituted on a case-by-case basis following consultation with the Director of TIC, and, if appropriate, the respective language program director.
 

Translation Track:

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 470PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING4
MOL 471TRANSLATION AS AN ART & SCIENCE4
MOL 472TRANSLATION LANGUAGE-PAIR PRACTICE4
MOL 479TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING PRACTICUM2

Note:

MOL 471 and MOL 472 are both required if the Department of Modern Languages does not offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language.  If the Department of Modern Languages does offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language, the student is required to take a language-specific translation course and either MOL 471 or MOL 472.  If it is not feasible for a student to register for a language-specific translation course because it is not offered during the student's time at DePaul, because it conflicts with the student's schedule, or for any other reason, the student will be required to take both MOL 471 and MOL 472.  

Examples of language-specific courses that can meet this requirement:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ARB 430ARABIC TRANSLATION4
FCH 421TRANSLATION4
FCH 423TRANSLATION II4
FCH 424TRANSLATION III4
GER 421TRANSLATION4
ITA 421TRANSLATION4
SPN 425ADVANCED SPANISH TRANSLATION4
SPN 434ADVANCED TRANSLATION IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD: COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE LEARNING4

A 400-level JPN course may also meet this requirement if taught as a Japanese Translation Practicum.
 

Interpreting Track:

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 470PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING4
MOL 473CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING4
MOL 474SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING4
MOL 479TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING PRACTICUM2

 
Translation and Interpreting Track (T&I):

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 470PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING4
MOL 471TRANSLATION AS AN ART & SCIENCE4
MOL 472TRANSLATION LANGUAGE-PAIR PRACTICE4
MOL 473CONSECUTIVE INTERPRETING4
MOL 474SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETING4
MOL 479TRANSLATION/INTERPRETING PRACTICUM2

Note:

MOL 471 and MOL 472 are both required if the Department of Modern Languages does not offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language.  If the Department of Modern Languages does offer a language-specific translation course in the student's language, the student is required to take a language-specific translation course and either MOL 471 or MOL 472.  If it is not feasible for a student to register for a language-specific translation course because it is not offered during the student's time at DePaul, because it conflicts with the student's schedule, or for any other reason, the student will be required to take both MOL 471 and MOL 472.  

Examples of language-specific courses that can meet this requirement:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ARB 430ARABIC TRANSLATION4
FCH 421TRANSLATION4
FCH 423TRANSLATION II4
FCH 424TRANSLATION III4
GER 421TRANSLATION4
ITA 421TRANSLATION4
SPN 425ADVANCED SPANISH TRANSLATION4
SPN 434ADVANCED TRANSLATION IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD: COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE LEARNING4

A 400-level JPN course may also meet this requirement if taught as a Japanese Translation Practicum.

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FAQs for Prospective Non-Degree-Seeking Students

$715 per credit hour, or $10,010 total for 14 credit hours.  

If you already have a degree from DePaul, you are eligible for the Double Demon Scholarship, which would give you a 25% discount.

Yes.  You probably want to consider the single term payment plan.  Info is available here.  Generally, there is no other financial aid for certificate students.

You need to apply as a graduate non-degree student at go.depaul.edu/apply and submit transcripts.

No, but you are encouraged to apply in advance of the start of your term of enrollment (ideally at least one month in advance).  

Upon admission, you will submit an “intent to enroll” form (available after admission through the application portal).  You will then need to contact Elias Shakkour (e.shakkour@depaul.edu) for advising, and he (or the course instructor) will place a request with the LAS Graduate Office to allow you to register. Graduate non-degree students cannot register on their own as long as they are in non-degree status.  

Yes, but should you decide to pursue a DePaul degree, it may be the case that not all courses taken in non-degree status are allowed to apply toward your DePaul degree.