Earn your M.A. and MBA at the same time
The Master of Arts degree in Translation prepares students for careers in translation, localization, terminology management, project management and a variety of additional career paths involving multilingual communication in the language industry.
Available online concentrations/languages:
Dual Degree: Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the MA degree in Translation and the MBA degree. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.
The dual degree with the MA degree in Translation and MBA degree is for students with a sufficient level of proficiency in a foreign language who wish to integrate a graduate business education with advanced translation training. This program is suitable for those whose career goals include assuming middle or executive management positions in international business or language industry enterprises or those interested in starting their own business in the language services industry.
Courses for the online MA in Translation include a core of practical and theoretical topics that prepare students to work as translators, localizers, terminologists, and project managers in the language industry. These include the study of multilingual documents, theories of translation and interpretation, project management, and software and computer terminology in multilingual contexts. Students will also select a language specific concentration—available languages are Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish—and complete specialized translation practice courses in such fields as medicine, technology, commerce, and law. The exit course is a case study translation project in their chosen language pair.
Students pursuing the MBA/MA dual degree will complete a minimum of 61 total credit hours of coursework designed to prepare them for a management role in a global business context. Topics of study include business topics such as financial and managerial accounting, managerial economics, macroeconomic policy, law and ethics, operations and supply chain management, and business strategy in addition to the core translation and language-specific electives outlined above.
|Ohio Residents||Out of State/International*|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost|
|$536||$1,608||Approximate Cost: $19,300||$546||$1,638||Approximate Cost: $19,600|
The Software Localization course, TRST 60012, has a fee of $45. Students will not need to purchase any online software. They will be given access to a virtual machine with all the software needed.
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.
Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.
The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken. Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice.
*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.