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Our Interpretation and Translation programs prepare hearing, deaf, and hard of hearing students to work as interpreters in various settings including medical, educational, business, mental health, and legal interactions. Our programs provide an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation, accompanied by a state-of-the-art interpreting laboratory and extensive fieldwork. Graduates build a firm foundation of fluency in ASL and English, interpreting ethics and best practices, deaf culture, and communication skills.
The BA program focuses on face-to-face, interactive, community interpreting, and thus a dialogic approach to interpreting. Students apply for admission to the BA in Interpretation major as freshmen or after...
The Department of Interpretation and Translation offers a Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting Studies with a focus on American Sign Language-English Interpretation. This program is available for experienced interpreters who...
The concentration in Combined Interpreting Practice and Research is designed to prepare and educate Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons in working as interpreters in Deaf and hearing communities....
The concentration in Interpreting Research is designed to educate Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons who have demonstrated competence in interpreting and who wish to further their education and...
Our Interpretation programs create and share research about sign language to advance the fields of interpreting and translation. In addition, students and faculty are engaged in several interrelated research and program initiatives related to research through DOI faculty research, BAI Student Research, MAI Student Research, and Ph.D. Student Research.
The Interpretation program welcomes visiting scholars, students, and guests for short- or long-term stays to enhance the program’s culture through their ideas and expertise.
Visitors can participate in activities, such as:
Students have completed internships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies and nonprofit organizations in the nation's capital. In addition, our undergrad program places interns throughout the United States and the world, connecting professors and students through videoconferencing.
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