Sep 28, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Chinese Translation (MA)

Requirements for the Degree

The Graduate Program in Technical Chinese Translation consists of an eleven-course sequence. Upon completion of a total of 33 graduate credit hours of course work following the required sequence and completion of a comprehensive examination administered by a professional panel, students will receive a Master of Arts Degree in Technical Chinese Translation.

The Program requires full-time residence at the University for two years. A full-time graduate student in the program is expected to take three courses each semester in the first three semesters and two courses in the fourth semester.

The Masters’ Degree requires a minimum of four semesters (two years) and the following courses taken in the sequence indicated below.

The Comprehensive Examination

Toward the end of their program of study, all degree candidates must pass a comprehensive examination consisting of written and oral portions. The examination is based on coursework and on reading lists available online. Admission to the oral examination will be granted only to those students who have passed the written examination. Those students who fail the written portion of the comprehensive examination will have, per consensus of the graduate committee, a chance to retake the written portion of the comprehensive examination provided that the student meets the completion deadline set by the graduate committee. The student may retake the written portion of the comprehensive examination only once and within one year. In some cases, where the student fails a portion of the exam that represents less than 50% of the whole, the faculty may require the student to retake only the section(s) failed. The graduate committee consists of three faculty members in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.


The program director will serve as the advisor to the students in the program. Students will meet with the program director each semester prior to the registration period for the upcoming semester to review the student’s progress in the program.

The Internship

The program committee will work with supervising professionals in translation institutions which provide internships. The internship courses ( CHIN 620 - Translation Practice & Internship (6cr.)  with six credits), will begin in the fourth semester.