American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Translation: French, Russian, Spanish (Graduate Certificate)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Translation Certificate in Spanish;Graduate Translation Certificate in French;Graduate Translation Certificate in Russian

Format: Campus

Program Description:

American University's Certificate Programs in Translation are designed to expose students to a variety of translation activities. Translators are employed by governments, multinational corporations, importers and exporters, commercial and nonprofit research institutions, publishers, the news media, municipal governments in bilingual cities, businesses, and other local and international organizations. An understanding of translation and its mechanics is a valuable skill in today's global community. Language majors and minors, students in international business or international affairs, and anyone who will be employed by agencies or businesses that have an international dimension can enhance future job possibilities through translation expertise. The Department of Language and Foreign Studies offers graduate translation certificates (with an emphasis on translation into English) in the following languages: French, Russian, and Spanish.


American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the CHEA.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 15

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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