New York University

School of Professional Studies

Master of Science in Translation



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Translation

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online M.S. in Translation offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares you to become an effective professional translator by providing an in-depth overview of translation theory, while also addressing the more practical aspects of translation as applied to the fields of business, finance, and/or law. You will learn to produce accurate, clear, and expressive texts in English from French or Spanish primary sources. In addition, you will acquire the skills and the knowledge base needed to ensure textually and culturally accurate terminology in the preparation of business and legal contracts; marketing and promotional materials; and books and articles on global commerce, trade, or law. Taught by an international faculty of outstanding and accomplished translators and scholars who incorporate their applied professional expertise into a curriculum rooted in translation theory and linguistic analysis, the program is designed to reflect high academic standards, pragmatism, and a philosophy that is sensitive to, and grounded in, the real-world contexts and pressures in which practicing professional translators must function. All M.S. in Translation courses are offered online. The capstone project may be defended either at one of our NYU-SPS locations in New York City or online in real time.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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