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We have two teams to help you through the process.

General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.


Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

Contact Us:


Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Book an appointment with a recruiter in-person or virtually .

Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05


Office Hours: 8 A.M.–12 P.M.

Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

Contact Us:

Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-
Fax: (210) 458-

Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.


Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.

 

Graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Basic Certificate Information

The Certificate in Translation and Interpreting Studies is a 15-hour option in Spanish graduate studies with its primary focus on the language skills necessary to perform translation. Translation is defined as the rendering of a written text from a source language into another, while interpretation is the rendering of spoken language from a source language into another. Although this program will focus on the former rather than on the latter, both draw on the same type of general linguistic skills as those gained by studies in literature, language, and culture. This certificate focuses more closely on their practical applications in modern day life than the more comprehensive M.A. in Spanish does, with a total of 36 hours. In addition to meeting university-wide admission requirements, either as a special graduate student or a degree-seeking student in a graduate program, all prospective students must pass a written entrance exam in both languages to determine linguistic competence and general cultural preparation. The Department will administer the exams and will inform applicants as to the date and time of their administration.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

May require leveling courses to be determined by department. Please consult advisor for the program.

Specific Degree Requirements: In addition to meeting University-Wide admissions requirements either as a special graduate student or a degree-seeking student in a graduate program, all prospective students must pass a written entrance examination in Spanish and English to determine linguistic competence and general cultural preparation. Applicants must take the exam before their application can be sent to the department for review. In order to take the exam, students should contact Derhonda Casanova (210-458-5226 or derhonda.casanova@utsa.edu), at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures office. Applicants have two hours to complete the exam. It is recommended that applicants use their personal computers, as dictionaries can be used during the exam.

Other Degree Requirements: Entrance- and exit-level skills in both languages will be no lower than Level 3 and Level 4, respectively, according to the U.S. Government's Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Skill Level Descriptions for Translation Performance.

Application Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet certificate program regulations.
 Application A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not required.
 Letters of Recommendation At least one academic letter of recommendation which addresses the candidate's potential for research and suitability for graduate level work.
 Statement of Purpose One to two page statement written in Spanish describing the objectives of proposed graduate study.
 Test Scores Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, info@foreigncredentials.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other See: Specific Degree Requirements Above.

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Melissa Wallace, Ph.D.
Email Address: melissa.wallace@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-5217

Degree Website: http://colfa.utsa.edu/colfa/academics.htm 

Degree Catalog: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/liberalfinearts/modernlanguagesliteratures/