Graduate Certificate in Interpreting Studies;
Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies;
Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Translation and Interpreting;
Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Services in Healthcare;
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching of Interpreting, MA - Interpreting and Translation Studies;
MA - Intercultural Services in Healthcare
MA - Teaching of Interpreting
Our Graduate Program in Interpreting and Translation Studies prepares professionals to work in the growing language industry and meet the communication challenges in a variety of fields - foreign affairs, media, business, law and especially healthcare delivery. Today’s corporations, governments and organizations operate in a globalized, ethnically diverse world fueled by ever-faster communication technologies. According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, more than 55 million Americans aged five and over speak a language other than English at home. Overcoming linguistic and sociocultural barriers is vital to securing a competitive edge.
The current lack of interpreters and translators has led the U.S. Department of Labor to project a 46% increase in employment from 2012 to 2022, faster than for all other occupations. To meet this demand, there is a need not only for interpreters and translators but also for teachers of interpreting and cross-cultural specialists for culture-sensitive positions at managerial levels.
For students who would like to focus on an area of interest in a more flexible, customized manner, the program offers four Graduate Certificates and one Postgraduate Certificate in specialized areas.
Higher education institutions that are accredited are held to high academic and quality standards. Wake Forest University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), so when you enroll at Wake Forest, you can count on a highly regarded, quality education experience.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999