What is he best Translation MA programme in US?
Thread poster: Yaqoub Mufargi

Yaqoub Mufargi
Local time: 18:59
May 15, 2013

Hello Dear friends

I am a translation graduate (Arabic) holding Ba. I am planning to pursue MA in translation in USA.

May you kindly guide me to US top translation schools (providing Arabic)?

This is a bit urgent, please



ATIL KAYHAN  Identity Verified
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US Embassy May 15, 2013

I am not saying that it is the best way but one way to achieve your goal is to go to the nearest US Embassy in your country, and tell them that you are a student planning to pursue MA in translation in USA, and tell them that you need advice. I honestly do not know anything about top translation schools in US.


Yaqoub Mufargi
Local time: 18:59
Thanks Atil May 16, 2013

I believe this is a good way. Yet, I am seeking advice from people with real life experience, maybe.

with respect,


Parrot  Identity Verified
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Check out the contacts in this program May 16, 2013


They (not to mention Fulbright representatives) might have information of interest.

Good luck.


Yaqoub Mufargi
Local time: 18:59
Thanks a lot May 19, 2013

That should be very helpful. In fact, I am planning to use the Fullbright programme.

thanks Parrot


Sarah Price  Identity Verified
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Top Ten List Feb 20, 2014

I found an article that ranks the top 10 translation degree programs in the U.S.

Here is the link: http://www.altalang.com/beyond-words/2009/09/23/top-10-us-translation-schools/

The article describes in detail what credentials are used to evaluate each program.

Also, just a note from my experience... If you notice that Kent State University is near the top of that list, I live in the area near that University and looked into that program myself. They offer a dual M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) and M.A. In Translation. I am not entirely sure if they have a program in Arabic or not. Even if they do not, If you are going to invest time and money into your education I highly recommend at least considering adding some business classes to your education as I have found this invaluable in growing my career as a freelance translator.

Just my two cents...



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