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Program Admission Requirements

Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting

Educational Interpreting Concentration 

Prospective students are admitted each Fall (with the exception of our inaugural cohort to begin in Spring 2022). To be considered for admission, applicants to the M.S. ASL/English Interpreting program's Educational Concentration must fulfill these requirements:

  1.  Satisfy University Admissions Requirements
    •  A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.  

    •  Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. 

     
  2.  Satisfy Program Specific Prerequisites
    •  Option 1:  Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with previous interpreting coursework that includes:
      • Language - American Sign Language, Fingerspelling & Numbers, Advanced ASL Discourse, Comparative Linguistics, ASL Structure
      • Foundation Courses - Deaf Culture, Introduction to Interpreting, Interpreting Ethics
      • Interpretation/Transliteration Skills courses
      • English - ASL, ASL - English Interpretation/Transliteration, Applied Interpreting Theory, Cognitive Processing
      •  Practicum, Internship, Field Experience (minimum 9 hours) OR
       
    •  Option 2:  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in another field, and National Certification (e.g., CSC, CI and CT, NIC, NAD V, COI).  
     
  3.  Submit the Following During the Admissions Process
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
    • A letter of intent
      • Include why you have chosen to pursue the Educational Interpreting Concentration of the MS degree and how this graduate program will help you attain your professional goals.
      • Include at the end of the letter, a link (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to the ASL video described below.  Please make sure it is accessible (e.g., not marked private).
       
    • An ASL Video
      •  Create a video using academic-level ASL sharing how your admission in the educational interpreting program will help you achieve your goals. Identify those goals and discuss your intent of pursuing this graduate degree. Also discuss your own work experience and involvement with the Deaf community. 

      •  Include the link to this vide (e.g., to YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) at the bottom of your Letter of Intent identified above. Be sure the video is set to be viewed by individuals with the link. 

       
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
      •  At least one letter from a college/university professor is preferred 

      •  The letters should address your academic background and aptitude for graduate work and your capabilities for future performance and scholarship.

            
     
  4.  Submit An Application

    Once the university application for the educational interpreting concentration is available, you will need to complete the application and submit all required materials (outlined above) prior to the deadline.  The deadline for Spring admissions is December 1 and the deadline for Fall admissions is August 1.  An admissions interview may be required.