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NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies - M.S. in Translation

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About NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies - M.S. in Translation

Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS (scps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYU-SCPS arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit programs in fields such as Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Publishing; Professional Writing; Human Resource Management and Development, Marketing, Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Management and Systems, Advanced Digital Applications, Graphic Communications Management and Technology, Project Management, and Accounting, Finance, and Law; Liberal and Allied Arts; Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting; Applied Politics; and Health Information Management.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by close to 48,000 annual noncredit enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 27,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members.

For more information, visit: scps.nyu.edu.

Tuition and Costs per Semester

SPRING 2014 3 Credits 6 Credits 9 Credits 10-12 Credits
Tuition $4,905 $9,810 $14,715 $16,354
Registration Fee $589 $781 $973 $1,028
Room and Board $4,460–$23,500 $4,460–$23,500 $4,460–$23,500 $4,460–$23,500
Books and Supplies $1,070 $1,070 $1,070 $1,070
Transportation Up to $1,008 Up to $1,008 Up to $1,008 Up to $1,008
Personal Expenses $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500

Locations and Contact Information

Phone and E-mail

Office of Admissions

(212) 998-7100

scps.gradadmissions@nyu.edu

Mailing Address

Office of Admissions
NYU-SCPS Building
7 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003

Student Profile

Samantha Nzessi

M.S. in Translation French to English

Samantha Nzessi

From an early age, Samantha Nzessi knew she had a love of language. As she began to explore career options, she realized that her interest lay in the area of translation. However, to succeed in this specialized line of work, she would need training to master the subtle nuances of language when applying it in business and legal environments.

Every instructor is a professional translator with years of experience.

She enrolled in the M.S. in Translation French to English at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS). Fulfilling her degree requirements online, Samantha also completed an internship at a legal translation firm in NYC. Upon graduation, she secured a job as a project manager/editor at a leading translation company. Today, she is well on her way to building a lucrative career in a field that is growing exponentially as business and communications globalize.

  • Major: M.S. in Translation French to English
  • Study Area: Languages/Linguistics
  • Graduation Year: 2013
  • Home Country: United States

Master's in Translation Program

Building upon three decades of delivering stellar noncredit programs in translation, the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies now offers the 36-credit M.S. in Translation, which can be completed in 12 to 15 months of full-time study, or up to five years of part-time study. The degree focuses on legal and financial translation as well as software localization. It is offered in French to English and Spanish to English online, and in Chinese to English on-site, in New York City.

The program’s rigorous curriculum prepares you to become an effective, professional translator by providing a foundation in translation and language theory, while addressing the practical aspects of translation as applied to the fields of business, finance, and law. You will learn to produce accurate, clear, and elegant texts in English. In addition, you will acquire the skills and the knowledge base needed to ensure textually and culturally accurate terminology in the preparation of business contracts, and books and articles on global commerce, trade, or the law. The program is taught by a faculty of accomplished translators and scholars who incorporate their applied professional experience into a curriculum that is rooted in translation theory and linguistic analysis.

The curriculum for the M.S. in Translation consists of six required courses, five electives, and a three-credit capstone project, which can be either of a theoretical nature or a complex translation of significant length.

Course offerings are organized into three groups: translation and language theory, legal and financial subject matter, and practical translation courses, with both required and elective courses in each group. While there are no required concentrations, the balance of required and elective courses allows you to focus more on legal or financial translation. The curriculum of the Chinese to English program reflects the needs of that specific market, covering a broader area of commercial translation and a course in technical translation.

The curriculum is regularly evaluated and updated to ensure that students learn at the leading edge of this field.

Financial Aid Options

Departmental Scholarships

Some NYU-SCPS graduate programs offer departmental scholarships based upon financial need and/or academic merit. The majority of departmental awards are open to continuing students after a set number of credits are completed and academic merit in the program is established. Requirements and award amounts vary.

Loans Available to International Students

The NYU Office of Financial Aid lists private lenders that provide education loans specifically to international students—though not all international students will be eligible for every international loan program listed. You may also find favorable loan terms by applying instead for a U.S. domestic private loan with a creditworthy U.S. co-signer.

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