- Baccalaureate degree in in one of the certificate languages: French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish, or in a closely related area that requires sufficient upper-division coursework in that language (e.g., for Spanish, Latin American Studies, International Studies, International Business), or an undergraduate degree, certificate, or minor in translation.
- Original transcripts that indicate a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.75
- Three letters of reference (from professors, specialists in translation, and/or employers, preferably in the field)
- A well-developed essay in English that addresses the applicant’s motivation for enrolling in the certificate
- An oral interview with the Graduate Program Director (this can be conducted by phone or WebEx)
- A sample of translations into or from the language pair selected (with original text to accompany each translation submitted)
- Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (International Students only)
- Complete the Graduate School Admissions Application.
The certificate application does not require GRE or MAT scores.
Students may apply as Early Entry, graduate, and post-graduate students; post-baccalaureate students may apply but will have to submit a second application before completing six credit hours.
Note: Students interested in adding this Graduate Certificate to the M.A. in Spanish must apply separately for the certificate program. One application does not cover both programs.