Translation Studies

Become an effective, professional translator as you build valuable translating experience. This certificate is ideal for those interested in pursuing a career in the global translation industry (English-Spanish, Spanish-English). Gain a broad theoretical and practical background in translation, as well as practice in different types of translation: legal, commercial, financial, localization, political, and medical translation.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 9
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
6 Course Certificate
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn

Understand essential translation terminology

Leverage technology and software applications for translators

Navigate the logistical and conceptual challenges of working internationally


Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses)

Concentration Courses
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Global Community Engagement program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Graduate Certificate.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Translation Studies

Employment of interpreters and translators is expected to increase 18% through 2026, much faster than the national average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Industries with the highest demand for interpreters and translator include healthcare, law, and educational services.

Job Titles

Language Tutor

Interpreters and Translators Salary: National Average

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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American Translators Association

The Translation Studies program at University College is listed as an approved program by the American Translators Association (ATA). Students who earn a graduate certificate in Translation Studies from University College will meet the eligibility requirements to take the ATA Translation Certification Exam.

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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