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ATA-Approved Program

UWM's Graduate Program in Translation is recognized by the American Translators Association (ATA) as an Approved Translation & Interpreting School.

"The Graduate Program in Translation is comprehensive and well developed. I also appreciate being able to take classes online."    
Kristy Lust, current MA student

"I got my Master's in Translation from UWM six months ago, and I'm currently able to pay my bills working as a freelance translator & interpreter. Not bad!" 
Susie Schweigert, MA in Translation (2011)

Online Graduate Program in Translation

Translation & Interpreting is a booming field in both industry and academia. It is also a competitive field, and being bilingual is not enough to be a successful translator.  Professional translators must have deep cultural understanding and reading comprehension of the source language, as well as expertise in an area of specialization.

UWM’s Graduate Program in Translation offers professional training in a dynamic online environment. Students collaborate with faculty and classmates from around the world to develop the skills needed to succeed in a thriving international market. Our Program can prepare you to:

  • be an in-house translator;
  • be a freelancer;
  • be a translation company owner;
  • specialize in library and information sciences;
  • specialize in business administration;
  • pursue doctoral studies;
  • develop your professional skills without pursuing a degree.
Congratulations to Alaina Sylla, the UWM Graduate School's featured student in February 2012!

Read all about Alaina's accomplishments in the M.A. in Language, Literature, and Translation program (Spanish to English track).