How to Apply

The Certificate in Translation & Interpretation (T&I) is open to those enrolled in any undergraduate degree seeking program at FIU, or who already have a Bachelor's degree from any accredited institution in the United States and abroad. For those who do not meet these requirements, the university provides the opportunity to take up to five (5) courses as a Non-Degree Seeking Student this way they can get the training they need, in order to opt for state and national certification exams for translators and interpreters, leading to a career in the field.

In addition, those who do not have a Bachelor's degree may consider applying to FIU Admissions for a B.A. in Spanish, since T&I courses count also toward the Spanish major. Special arrangements may be made for other majors.

The T&I Certificate requires a total of 18 credits (6 full-semester courses) in translation or interpretation (SPT 3000 and 4000 levels.) Students should start with the Foundations courses (SPT 3800 and/or 3812) and then take the remaining credits in any combination of SPT courses (internships are optional toward the end of the program of studies).

Students with a Bachelor's degree, please fill out this form and send a copy of your unofficial transcript and a resume. Once you are admitted to the program, you should send official transcripts to OneStop. Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC): 1401 SW 108 Ave - SASC 126 Miami, FL 33199

To contact the OneStop Enrollment Office, please call (305) 348-7000, email, or visit the office in SASC 126 at the Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC).

Degree-seeking students, should fill out this form

Applications should be sent to or by mail to the following address:

María Gómez
T&I Program Director, DM484
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

You may also find FAQs by visiting this page.

For tuition information, please visit the Cost & Aid page. Below are approximate tuition costs for online and face-to-face T&I programs.

Online, In-State Tuition $3,932.47 (total)
Online, Non-Resident Tuition $6,039.55 (total)

On-Site, In-State Tuition (taking only on-site courses) $3,797.26 (total)
On-Site, Non-Resident (taking only on-site courses) $11,236.66 (total)

International students seeking visa information should contact the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at (305) 348-2421.

Please write Program Director Dr. María Gómez if you have any specific questions after reviewing this information.