Is there a translation graduate degree option available at most schools?
I did an informal online polling of this and from what I could see, there is a somewhat decent split between undergraduate and graduate programs that offer a translation degree, with the preponderance of programs offering a master’s (graduate) degree. I didn’t see very many doctoral programs in translation, at all. And that makes sense, possibly, as someone who’s interested in pursuing a doctorate in translation might well be more interested in language theory and the like—which is more what one might expect in a linguistics program. Likewise, someone who wants to get a doctorate in Chinese or Hebrew, may well be much more interested in their literature than simply their language. And it makes perfect sense—at least to me—that one might want first to get an undergraduate degree in a specific field, followed by a master’s degree in translation, before trying to put theory into practice as a translation professional.
-By Adriana Tassini
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