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Program Admission: Master of Science in ASL/English Interpreting

Interpreting Pedagogy Concentration


  • 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)
  • Competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in all three categories: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Writing Analysis
  • Strong academic English and academic ASL competency

MS Interpreting Pedagogy Program students smiling


Teaching experience in interpreter education is preferred. Deaf persons who aspire to teach in interpreter education programs are encouraged to apply (with or without certification).

Application Process

Prospective students are admitted each Summer. To be considered for admission, applicants to the M.S. ASL/English Interpreting program, Interpreting Pedagogy concentration, must fulfill these requirements:

  1. Apply to UNF Apply to the UNF Graduate School and pay the application fee by March 31. Select summer of the year you will begin the program.
  2. Complete Online Application


    References: 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.


    Goals and Experience: Complete a written statement in Academic English (500-1000 words) that elaborates 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).


    Transcripts: Include official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate study.


    GRE Scores: Include official GRE scores (specify UNF, site #5490, as a recipient of your GRE scores).


  3. Curriculum Vita
  4. Interview 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 by the Graduate School.