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Health Care Interpretation MS

Rochester Institute of Technology
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Rochester
Language: English
Start date: Enquire for details

Description of Health Care Interpretation MS

RIT Health Care Interpretation MS

Health Care Interpretation MS - Rochester Institute of Technology

Through this Master of Science program, students will become nationally-certified sign language interpreters, specifically working within the health care sector. Students will gain the skills and knowledge required to assist hearing impaired people interact and communicate, and help them understand medical testing, treatments and diagnoses. Graduates of this program can also go on to become interpreters for hearing impaired students enrolled in health care-related courses. 

Admission requirements

Students wishing to undertake this Master program need to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a certification from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or equivalent
  • Have a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above (or superior endorsement)
  • Submit the following:
    • An ASL interpretation sample (audio/video file or text translation will be provided)
    • Two letters of reference from individuals who have had the opportunity to observe the applicant's interpreting work
    • Official transcripts of previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • A completed graduate application
    • A personal statement describing the applicant's educational objectives
    • Proof of completion of a course in medical terminology

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

Degree & diploma

Graduates of this program will be awarded a Master of Science of Health Care Interpretation.

Tuition & fees

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology

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14623 Rochester, NY

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