Spanish Translation Lab at Montclair State

Translation and Interpreting in Spanish Certificate Program – Graduate

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Translation and Interpreting in Spanish Certificate Program – Graduate

This program is designed to meet the increasing demand for translators and interpreters in health professions and the law. It provides comprehensive training with emphasis on basic computer translation and terminology skills. It instructs students in the techniques and methods of translation and interpreting – from English to Spanish and Spanish to English – required in medical and legal/judicial settings.

Along with the Translation and Interpreting in Spanish Certificate, the department also offers the following options for graduate study: Spanish (MA)Spanish (Combined BA/MA),  and Spanish (Combined BA/MAT).

Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

B.A. in Spanish or a minimum of 12 credits in Spanish at the undergraduate level. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the international applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information. The Office of Graduate Admissions requires the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Translation and Interpreting in Spanish Certificate Program – Graduate:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Statement of Purpose: Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career? Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?
  • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the US degree equivalency information.

This is a 12 credit program. The four courses included in the program are: Translation and Health, Translation and the Law, Simultaneous Interpretation, and Consecutive Interpretation. For more information, please visit the program listing in the University Catalog.


If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Translation and Interpreting in Spanish Certificate Program Coordinator:

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

Program Coordinator: Maria Jose Garcia Vizcaino
Office: Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 222
Telephone: 973-655-7507