Admissions

Admissions Information for Non-Rutgers/Non-Matriculated Students (Certificate of Translation and Interpreting)

The Spanish Translation Certificate Program is offered to members of the community who meet the entrance requirements to the certificate program and are granted admission to Rutgers University.

It is recommended to apply to the Certificate of Translation and Interpreting first through the department. Applicants seeking to apply to the Certificate of Translation and Interpreting program must submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • College transcripts and/or proof of employment as a translator/interpreter
  • Two essays (400-500 words, double spaced)
    Essays are to be written in English and Spanish indicating your background in both languages, why you want to take the courses and your future goals.

Application materials should be emailed to Miguel Jimenez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Laura Ramírez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upon acceptance to the program, applicants should then apply as a non-matriculated student at Rutgers. Students have two options: applying as a non-matriculated student at the School of Continuing Studies or at the School of Arts and Sciences. Earning credits through Continuing Studies is designed for students to earn substantial credits, however it may not be enough to finish the certificate (19-21 credits) in one year, because they can only enroll for a maximum of 6 credits per semester (12 credits overall). Some students choose this option as an initiative to begin the program, while others will apply directly to the School of Arts and Sciences to complete the certificate.

For more information regarding admission as a non-matriculated student at Rutgers to any of the schools mentioned, please click on the links below:

Important Notes:

  • Coursework taken as a non-degree student carries no degree credit.
  • In-coming non-matriculated students may have to take a placement exam prior to registering for courses.

Admissions Information for MA students

 To apply for the Graduate Program for Spanish, please click here to direct you to Graduate Admissions.

 

Master of Arts for Teachers of Spanish (M.A.T.)

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester  August 15th
Spring Semester December 1st
Summer Semester April 15th

 

These are strict deadlines. If your application is not complete by the deadline, you will be considered for the following semester.  It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their application is complete.

 

M.A.T. Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all universities applicant has attended- both undergradaute and graduate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish OR
    at least 12 upper division (300 or 400 level) OR
    graduate credits in Spanish language, linguistics, literature, translation, culture, or civilizations
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 total, or equivalent
  • A valid license to teach Spanish OR
    a valid provisional/temporary license for an applicant pursuing licensure/certification OR
    relevant work experience of at least three years
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, 2 of which should be written by former professors that can assess the applicant’s academic performance
  • A personal statement, written in Spanish, which expresses the applicant’s purpose and goals in pursuing the M.A.T.
  • The TOEFL or IELTS if the applicant’s undergraduate degree is from a non-English speaking university
    The Graduate School, New Brunswick website provides a detailed explanation of the expectations for this requirement.
  • GREs will not be take in into account in determining admission.

Upon submission of all materials, the Spanish Graduate Admissions Committee will review each packet and make the decision regarding the student’s acceptance or rejection following the deadlines posted.

 Online Graduate Application

 

M.A. Option in translation/interpreting

 Application Deadlines

Fall Semester  March 15th
Spring Semester December 1st

 

M.A.T. Option in T&I Admission Requirements:

  • Application 
  • 2 Personal Statements (1 in English & 1 in Spanish)
  • *2 sets of official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • GREs are optional: applicants may be admitted without submitting GRE scores for native and non-native speakers of English
  • TOEFL is required for non-native speakers of English

 
Online Graduate Application

 

Ph.D. in Spanish Literature

Application Deadline:  January  7th

 

Ph.D. SL Admission Requirements:

  • Personal Statement
  • *2 sets of official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing sample (no more than 20 pages)
  • GREs are required for native and non-native speakers of English
  • TOEFL is required for non-native speakers of English

 
Online Graduate Application

 

Ph.D. in Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition

 

Application Deadline:  January 7th

 

Ph.D. BSLA Admission Requirements:

  • 2 Personal Statements (one in English and one in Spanish)
  • *2 sets of official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL is required for non-native speakers of English
  • GREs are required for native and non-native speakers of English

Online Graduate Application

 

*Educational records in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.*