Court Interpreting - Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Court Interpreting responds to the increasing demand of applied language courses among past, current and future graduate students in the M.A. Spanish program and the M.A.I.S. program with a concentration in Spanish.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • 12 graduate core credit hours + 3 major elective credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

The program seeks to appeal both to practicing professionals and candidates who aim to obtain high-end interpreting abilities in the court and judiciary areas (translation of legal documents, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting). This program is offered 100% online using video streaming technology.


Core Course (3 Semester Credit Hours)
TRSP/SPAN 6343 Translation Workshop: English to Spanish OR
TRSP/SPAN 6342 Translation Workshop: Spanish to English
TRSP/SPAN 6344 Translation of Legal Texts
INTG 6376 Consecutive Interpreting
INTG 6377 Simultaneous Interpreting
INTG 6378 Court Interpreting

Required Courses: 15 hours

The Graduate Certificate in Court Interpreting requires the completion of 15 graduate semester credit hours in translation courses under one or more rubrics (SPAN/TRSP) with a minimum GPA of 3.0

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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.


Fall Spring Summer I Summer II
Application Deadline April 15 October 1 March 1 March 1

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Tuition and Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

  • $8,845.95 Total program cost
  • $589.73 Per credit hour
  • $1,254.29 Per 3-credit course

*Tuition and fee rates shown above are proposed rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Approved tuition and fee rates for UTRGV will be available prior to the fee payment deadline for August 2015 enrollment.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50
  • Graduation Fee: $32

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If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 956-665-3661 or 956-882-6552 or email

Admissions Criteria

Admission Requirements include evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research. Specific admission requirements are:

  • Personal interview (online)
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s undergraduate faculty advisor
  • Satisfactory performance on the Spanish essay.
  • Satisfactory performance on the translation of a document from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
  • Online Application
    Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee online.
  • Official Transcript
    Submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities.

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Gabriel González
Phone: (956) 882-7658