Admission to the Translation Program

All Applicants – Translation Qualifying Exam

All applicants must pass a qualifying exam in their language pair to be considered for admission; the exam requirement can be waived for professional translators enrolling in continuing education courses. For more information and to register for the exam, please go to the Qualifying Exam page.

Applying to the MA or the Graduate Certificate in Translation program

Application procedures are different for the M.A. program and the Graduate Certificate program. Admissions requirements also vary for U.S. applicants and International applicants. For more information on admissions, please see M.A. Admissions or Certificate Admissions.

Enrolling for Continuing Education Credits (Non-Degree)

Translation professionals who wish to enroll in courses for ATA-approved continuing education credits should apply to the UWM Graduate School as Non-Degree students. Please e-mail the Coordinator of the program, Professor Lorena Terando (terando@uwm.edu) for information. 

The Graduate School’s online application can be found at:

 For information about out of state admission regulations, please see:

For more information, please contact us at translation@uwm.edu or 1-414-229-5378.