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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150


The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Translation Studies is a research-based program that provides advanced training in translation studies.

Admission Requirements

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

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

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. 24 hours of core courses are required of all doctoral students.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge across several areas in the field of translation studies, as well as in-depth knowledge in an area of expertise
  2. Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct original research
  3. Critically assess Translation Studies literature, as well as their own empirical and theoretical findings
  4. Communicate research findings effectively in written and spoken form
  5. Follow ethical guidelines for work in the field
Thesis/ Dissertation

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