Translation Studies (Master's)
English - Spanish, Spanish - English
English – Spanish, Spanish – English
The Translation Studies master's degree concentration is offered entirely online to meet the needs of busy adults. Earning a master's degree with a concentration in Translation Studies provides students the knowledge and transferable skills to become effective translators in a professional capacity, either from English to Spanish or Spanish to English. Translation students (must be admitted into the degree program with proficiency in Spanish and English) will gain a broad theoretical and practical background through translation studies, as well as practice in different types of translation—such as legal, commercial, financial, localization, political, and medical translation.
Classes are taught online and are led by professional practitioners of translation who work in the fields they teach. Students will learn what it takes to become a professional translator as they gain valuable communication training and experience by apprenticing as a translator in a professional setting. Translation Studies will cover essential terminology, computer applications for translators, and issues related to managing projects internationally in individual and team−based environments. Customize your Global Affairs master's degree through the innovative Professional Options Curriculum using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select the translation courses that cater to your specific career needs.
Global Affairs Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Define and discuss globalization in terms of business, culture, government, and major issues
- Define culture and assess cultural differences
- Navigate international legalities of working globally
- Research cultural traditions and regional histories to holistically describe and work within another culture in a context of global affairs
- Compare the diverse interpersonal relationship styles of various cultures and their impact on communication, trade, politics, and human discourse
- Gain sensitivity to and be able to discuss different perspectives as they are influenced by national origin, cultural identification, varying levels of economic success, and divergent methods of political interaction; and
- Be attentive to the global nature of 21st century human interaction in future international friendships and business dealings
MLS in Global Affairs with a concentration in Translation Studies requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)
NOTE: Registration for all translation studies coursework requires admission to the Master of Liberal Studies in Global Affairs with a concentration in Translation Studies. Students may only begin Translation Studies coursework in the fall or spring quarters; students may take non-translation courses in any quarter. Translation Studies courses may require prerequisites.Professional Foundation Courses - 12 qtr. hrs
Professional Foundations courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field.
Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Further Study - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)
Further Studies Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
Customize your degree or certificate using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs.Core Courses - 8 qtr. hrs
The Graduate Research and Writing and Capstone Project courses are required for all master's degree students. The Graduate Research and Writing course prepares students for the writing and research assignments throughout their program, including the capstone project. The Capstone Project is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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Careers in Translation Studies
Translator, Proofreader, Editor, Researcher, Transcriber, Publisher, Writer, Guide, Freelancer, Teacher, Tutor, Business Manager, Medical Translator.
Translating, writing, communicating, research, editing, collaboration, marketing, public speaking, analysis, presentation.
A broad reach into international markets, advancement in technologies, and growing demand for language communication has led to a 42% increase in translator job growth by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also projects that translators with educational backgrounds will be in high demand. Localization translators can especially expect more job opportunities, as they adapt products into different languages. This is an ideal career for freelancing opportunities and managing projects from any location around the globe.
Careers In Global Affairs
Translate a degree into a career.
A master's degree or graduate certificate in translation studies translates to a thriving career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 28% of translators or interpreters work within the educational field, 13% work in healthcare, and 9% are employed by the government. Translators can also explore other potential career areas, including conferences, conventions, travel guides, judiciary, localization, or literary translation. If you have second language proficiency in Spanish—you're in luck! This foreign language is in high-demand, but of course, it's not so foreign to you!
Be a global citizen!
If you strive to succeed as a global citizen and want to discuss globalization in terms of business, culture, governments, and major issues, then immerse yourself in global issues and world history. With an international studies background, job opportunities are limitless: business manager, politician, journalist, historian, or marketer for governments, institutions, non-profit organizations, or private businesses. Compete in a global market, which is becoming smaller as technology grows.
Global Affairs program graduates may hold potential job titles such as Foreign Service Officer, Historian, Political Advisor, Archivist, International Relations Specialist, Teacher, Communications Officer, Non-Profit Director, Journalist, Advocate, Translator, Diplomat, or Public Affairs Coordinator.
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