Translation Studies - Ph.D.

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2150
mcls@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/mcls


Description

The Ph.D. degree in Translation Studies is a research-based program that provides advanced training in translation studies. The program focuses on translation research skills, specialized translation, computer-assisted terminology and translation, software localization and project management for the language industry. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for the development of key skills in humanistic translation and translation studies.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  •  A master's degree in translation, a foreign language or in any other relevant discipline with prior experience or training in translation
  • Proficiency in a foreign language
  • Senior scholastic average of 3.0 and/or a minimum 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay or writing sample (7-10 pages) from a research paper on any aspect of translation (or a prospectus for a translation studies project)

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 610 TOEFL score (102 on the Internet-based version), minimum 86 MELAB score, minimum 7.5 IELTS score or minimum 73 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

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

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.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[AS-PHD-TRST]

Prerequisite Requirements 1
DOCUMENTS IN MULTILINGUAL CONTEXTS
THEORY OF TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING
TERMINOLOGY AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN TRANSLATION
SOFTWARE LOCALIZATION
LANGUAGE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Major Requirements
TRST 70001APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION INFORMATICS 3
TRST 70002THE LANGUAGE INDUSTRY 3
TRST 70003TERMINOLOGY STUDIES 3
TRST 70004TRANSLATION PEDAGOGY 3
TRST 70005CURRENT TRENDS IN TRANSLATION STUDIES 3
TRST 70006EMPIRICAL METHODS FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES 3
TRST 70007CORPORA IN TRANSLATION 3
TRST 70008TRANSLATION AND COGNITION 3
TRST 80098RESEARCH IN TRANSLATION STUDIES 230
or TRST 80199 DISSERTATION I
Seminar Electives, choose from the following: 36
SEMINAR IN TRANSLATION STUDIES
SEMINAR IN TRANSLATION INFORMATICS
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60
1

Entering students who do not demonstrate equivalent education or experience with the content of specific master's level coursework may be required to take one or more prerequisite courses.

2

Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for TRST 80199 for a total of 30 credit hours. It is required that doctoral candidates continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter TRST 80299, each semester, including summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met. 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.

3

Students must select a specialization via specific combination of elective seminars.