Localization and Audiovisual Translation

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The Graduate Certificate in Localization and Audiovisual Translation seeks to appeal to translators and current practitioners who wish to acquire theoretical and hands-on knowledge of cutting-edge translation technologies in order to increase their productivity by using computer-assisted translation software and, also, in order to increase their competitiveness by offering subtitling, dubbing, website and software localization capabilities and services.

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About the Program

  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • 15 graduate core credit hours
  • $589.43 per credit hour

This program is offered 100% online. Students take 15 credits (5 courses) of graduate classes.


Required Courses Credit Hours
TRSP/SPAN 6342: Translation Workshop: Spanish-English 3
TRSP/SPAN 6343: Translation Workshop: English-Spanish 3
TRSP/SPAN 6347: Translation Technologies 3
TRSP/SPAN 6348: Audiovisual Translation 3
TRSP/SPAN 6395: Translation Project (in AVT or Localization) 3
Total credits required 15

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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 gradcollege@utrgv.edu.

Admissions Criteria

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

  • Bachelor's  degree  from  a  regionally  accredited  institution  in  the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal interview (Online or in person).
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s undergraduate faculty advisor. 
  • Submission of a short essay in Spanish.
  • A translation test waiver may be granted to applicants who hold a state or federal court or medical interpreting license.
  • Satisfactory performance essay on the translation of a document from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.

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Program Contact

Program Director: Dr. Gabriel González
Phone: (956) 882-7658
E-Mail: gabriel.gonzaleznunez@utrgv.edu

Web: www.utrgv.edu/tip