Before you apply
What do I need to apply?
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 application form. With the form you will have to upload the following documents, so we recommend you to have them ready before you start filling it out:
- 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.
Upon acceptance to the program, and as long all requirements for admission are fulfilled, applicants will be directly admitted as a visiting student through the School of Continuing Studies. Another option is to apply as a non-matriculated student at the School of Arts and Sciences. Please follow the admission instructions for admission to the certificate.
Students in the MA are admitted on the basis of undergraduate records, personal statements, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL (native Spanish speakers from abroad), and demonstrated competency in both English and Spanish. Application is done through the Graduate College (https://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/apply/apply-now).
We also offer a 5-year MA for those undergrads majoring or minoring in Spanish at Rutgers.