Literary Translation Studies

Graduate Programs

in Literary Translation

Students on the Eastman Quad
Students enjoy a fall day on the University of Rochester's Eastman Quad.

Distinguished literary translators must be lifelong students of literature and have superior writing skills in English. They must also understand the business of translation. The Master’s degree in Literary Translation Studies (MALTS) combines academic rigor, strong practical training, and intensive professional development through internships with the Open Letter and other literary presses.

The minimum degree requirement for admission to the program is a bachelor’s degree, and it is expected that applicants will have significant preparation in one or more literary and linguistic traditions.