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Admission to the Program


  • Bachelor's degree (preferred in interpreting, linguistics, education, or deafness-related field)
  • GPA minimum of 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • National Interpreting Certification (RID CSC, CI and CT, NIC, NAD IV-V, AVLIC COI)
  • Deaf persons who aspire to teach in interpreter education programs are encouraged to apply (with or without certification)
  • Teaching experience in interpreter education (preferred)
  • Competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in all three categories: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Writing Analysis
  • Strong academic English and academic ASL competency


  1. Apply to the UNF Graduate School and pay the application fee. Select summer of the year you will begin the program.
  2. The application requires designation of two references who will receive an automated message to complete their references online. Please provide the most recent email addresses of your references. These references should be professionals who are familiar with your academic background and aptitude for graduate work and are able to specify your capabilities for future performance and scholarship in interpreter education. At least one reference should be from a college/university professor, if possible.
  3. Submit the following materials in your online application:
    • Written Statement in Academic English (500-1000 words): Elaborate on your professional goals related to teaching interpreting and how the UNF-VRSII Program will help you attain your goals. At the end of your statement, provide a YouTube link (Unlisted) to an academic ASL video of your experience in the areas of interpreter education, leadership, and alliance with the Deaf community (5-8 minutes).
    • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study.
    • Official GRE scores (specify UNF, site#, as a recipient of your GRE scores).
  4. Curriculum Vita
  5. Participate in a screening interview via video conferencing with program faculty. The interview will be conducted in ASL after all materials, including official GRE scores and transcripts, are received in the Graduate School.