The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Literary Translation Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Literary Translation seeks to appeal both to practicing professionals and candidates who aim to hone and develop their skills in literary Translation. Students across the RGV, the State and the Nation will greatly benefit from the 100% online nature of the program. The program also seeks to provide an optimal entryway to postsecondary education in the Humanities, and offers its graduates the possibility to pursue and complete an MA in Translation and Interpreting, already offered by UTRGV on a 100% online basis.

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

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 6340/SPAN 6340Translation Theory


TRSP 6342/SPAN 6342Translation Workshop - Spanish to English


TRSP 6343/SPAN 6343Translation Workshop - English to Spanish


TRSP 6345/SPAN 6345Translation Topics


TRSP 6395/SPAN 6395Translation/Research Project


Total Credit Hours: 15