Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Interpreting and Translation Studies


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

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

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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

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