Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Translation Studies Graduate Certificate

The Translation Studies Certificate is intended for students from all graduate programs at UT as well as post-BA students in French, German, or Spanish seeking a stand-alone experience. The Certificate is designed to develop expertise in the language of choice and to provide foundational knowledge of translation theory. Home department: World Languages and Cultures .

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

Certificate candidates must currently be admitted to a graduate program at the university or hold a terminal degree and apply solely for the certificate through the Graduate Admissions Office. Students may take up to 6 graduate credit hours of certificate classes before making formal application to the Graduate Translation Certificate. Students must select their 6 credit hours of graduate language coursework in conjunction with the Graduate Coordinator in their chosen program (French, German, or Spanish); these 6 graduate credit hours must consist of courses taught in the target language.

Academic Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 on all graduate courses in the program. All courses must be completed at UTK within five years of admission to the certificate program.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • 6 credit hours of courses from the Graduate Catalog in French, German, or Spanish; courses must be taught in the target language and pre-approved by the appropriate Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • Students may request substitution for one of the required courses listed above; requires approval from the certificate coordinator.

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.