Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Translation Studies


PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD, Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you have immersed yourself in language and translation, but you want more—more education, more knowledge, more expertise—come to Binghamton. Translation is a vital part of our increasingly connected world, and we will prepare you for a range of opportunities. Binghamton University’s Ph.D. in Translation Studies prepares students for scholarly research and research-informed translation. Our doctoral program in translation studies is the first of its kind in the United States. The curriculum includes a diversity of approaches: • History and Traditions of Translation Studies • Comparative Literature • Cultural and Postcolonial Studies • National Literatures and Major Figures • Philosophy • Pedagogy Translation opens doors at home and abroad, in all manner of industries and organizations. Recent Fulbright scholar and Ph.D. student Riham Alhossary gives back to her community as she pursues her studies, translating New York State tests and Regents Exams into Arabic for ESL students. Graduate Nelson Lopez traveled to his native country of El Salvador in order to visit rural areas and learn the near-extinct Pipil language from indigenous communities. Our individualized interdisciplinary tracks accommodate a variety of backgrounds. Students work in languages such as Arabic, French, Chinese, German, Korean, Spanish, and more. Binghamton also has a Translation Studies Certificate option for students pursuing Master’s programs in other fields. This certification can help provide a lift for those seeking employment in translation, or who wish to pursue further studies in translation. We invite you to learn more about our program by visiting the Binghamton Graduate School website.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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