The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Court Interpreting Certificate - Online Program

The Graduate Certificate in Court Interpreting responds to the increasing demand of highly trained professionals in the field of Court Interpreting. The program seeks to appeal both to practicing professionals and candidates who aim to obtain high-end interpreting abilities in the court and judiciary areas (translation of legal documents, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting).

This program is offered 100% online through an array of educational technologies including audio and video. Intensive interaction with faculty and peers takes place throughout the length of every course.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate certificate in court interpreting, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, as well as the other requirements listed below:

  1. Bachelor's  degree  from  a  regionally  accredited  institution  in  the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  3. One academic or professional letter of recommendation
  4. Satisfactory performance on the translation of a document from English to Spanish, Spanish to English.
  5. A short essay in Spanish.
  6. Personal interview (Online or in person).

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply.

A translation test waiver may be granted to applicants who hold a state or federal court or medical interpreting license.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (15 Credits)

TRSP 6342/SPAN 6342Translation Workshop - Spanish to English

3

Or

TRSP 6343/SPAN 6343Translation Workshop - English to Spanish

3

And

TRSP 6344/SPAN 6344Translation of Legal Texts

3

INTG 6376Consecutive Interpreting

3

INTG 6377Simultaneous Interpreting

3

INTG 6378Court Interpreting

3

Total Credit Hours: 15