MS in Translation & Interpreting Curriculum


CORE CURRICULUM: Core courses cover the major fields and foundations of the language professions including translation theory and practice, terminology management, principles of interpreting, editing and revision, and translation technology. (18 credits)

ELECTIVES: Elective courses are designed to prepare students for the multiple career paths open to translators and interpreters today. (15 credits).

THESIS PROJECT/CAPSTONE In their final semester, students pursue a substantial translation or localization project, research paper, or a combination of the two. (3 credits)



Students are required to take the following course.


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Admissions Criteria

The NYU SPS Admissions team carefully weighs each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the NYU School of Professional Studies offers.


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The Malkemes Scholarship is available to MS in Professional Writing and MS in Translation and Interpreting students beginning their graduate studies in these two fully online, innovative degree programs. The award aims to support students with a focus on work that advances issues of equity and inclusion and will contribute to the cost of the first semester ($5000 per award).

Apply here if you are an admitted student to the MS in Professional Writing or MS in Translation and Interpreting. Students receiving tuition remission from NYU are not eligible for Malkemes Scholarships. New students will have the opportunity to apply once they have received their NYU SPS admissions letter.

Application deadline is August 15. The scholarship is available to full- or part-time students. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and professional interests.