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Translation Studies

Admission to the program requires:

• Undergraduate degree requirement: baccalaureate degree in second language (Spanish, French, German) from an accredited institution; or B. A. degree in English with native proficiency in a second language; or B.A. or B.S. degree related to intended field of translation with native proficiency in a second language.

(GPA requirement: 3.0 or higher; 3.3 in major) 

• Standardized Test Scores: official GRE scores are required if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0; non-native English speakers must provide evidence of English proficiency from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations, unless they have completed their undergraduate degree in the US. (Minimum score on the TOEFL is 550.)

• Narrative statement: Applicants will submit a narrative statement of 400-500 words in both English and Spanish, French or German outlining relevant background and their reasons for pursuing a graduate certificate in Translation Studies

• Three letters of recommendation, one which can attest to the applicant’s oral and written language proficiency in both English and the second language.

• Sample translation:, Applicants will be asked to write a sample translation into their primary language to submit with their application.

Applicants who have not completed any formal educational language training at the undergraduate level may be granted provisional admission based on completion of undergraduate coursework in English or the second language as deemed necessary by the admission committee.

Follow these simple steps to appy:

Go here: http://graduate.iupui.edu/admissions/apply.shtml 

  1. And in red, just above the box, it should say “Begin your application for graduate or professional school at IUPUI” – click on that link.
  2. A new page should open where you are asked to logon with your network ID as a current student in the IU system, you don’t want to create a guest account as if you are new to IU
  3. Once you logon, you should see a gray box saying “Begin New Application” – click on that.
  4. Answer the questions about citizenship (this is so they know whether or not to route your application through International Affairs).
  5. On that same page, click on “To apply to a degree (Master’s, PhD, professional) or graduate certificate program”.
  6. From there, you should see the actual application with 5 tabs at the top … fill them all out, and when it comes to the Application Information tab, the first question should be a drop-down menu for “What type of degree do you intend to pursue?” – here, select “Graduate Certificate”
  7. Then, under the “Academic Program” drop-down, select “World Languages and Cultures”
  8. Then, under the “Academic Plan” drop-down, select “Translation Studies”