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Translation Studies - Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150
Fax: 330-672-4009


The Ph.D. in Translation Studies is research-based that provides advanced training in translation studies and language informatics.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); a M.A. in Translation, and M.A. in a Foreign Language, or a Master's degree in any other discipline with prior experience or training in translation; all applicants must possess advanced knowledge of a foreign language; senior scholastic average of 3.0, and/or 3.5 GPA in master’s studies; TOEFL; goal statement; three letters of recommendation; and a 7-10 page essay or writing sample from a research paper on any aspect of translation or language (or a prospectus for a language informatics or translation studies project).

Graduation Requirements

The Ph.D. in Translation Studies requires a minimum of 60 semester hours (including research and dissertation) beyond the master’s degree. Of these, at least 30 hours must be for graduate credit other than research and dissertation. 15 hours of core courses are required of all doctoral students (regardless of area of specialization). The core courses are: Required Courses

Thesis/ Dissertation

After passing the written examination, the student must present a detailed written proposal of his/her dissertation research.The dissertation describes original research. The dissertation topic must be on one or more of the sub-topics within translation studies. The written dissertation is reviewed and approved by the research adviser and the dissertation advisory committee prior to scheduling a final oral examination before the committee.