Preparing Theoretically Grounded Professional  Translators and Interpreters

The M.A. program in Translation and Interpreting  at the University of Illinois is based on a vision of  translation and interpreting studies both as interdisciplinary academic disciplines and as professional practices built on solid theoretical foundations. Your M.A. degree  from Illinois draws on the rich resources available across this world-class university to offer:

  • Faculty with expertise in many languages and a wealth of professional experience
  • A multilingual approach that integrates  theory with practice
  • Coursework that reflects the latest advances in the T & I profession
  • A state-of-the art interpreting facility with ISO standard booths.

The University’s internationally renowned library hosts a comprehensive collection of translation and interpreting studies resources, which is available to online and campus students alike.

Our core faculty is comprised of accomplished scholars who are also translators, interpreters, and terminologists. The professors on our faculty are fluent in several world languages, including German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Arabic.  We also draw on the expertise of scholars and practitioners in affiliated language and literature departments to support other language pairs, including Japanese, Mandarin, Czech, Catalan, Basque, and classical languages. Please inquire about support for other language pairs.