Healthcare Interpreting Certificate - Online Program


The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting seeks to appeal translators, interpreters and future practitioners who aim to obtain high-end interpreting abilities in healthcare settings. In all these cases, students across the RGV, the State and the Nation will greatly benefit from the 100% online nature of the program. The program will also contribute to serve UTRGVs mission in Medical Education, while providing 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 Hours

TRSP 6342Translation Workshop - Spanish to English


TRSP 6343Translation Workshop - English to Spanish


INTG 6376Consecutive Interpreting


INTG 6377Simultaneous Interpreting


INTG 6380Medical Interpreting and Terminology


Total Credit Hours: 15