Carnegie Mellon University

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Master of Arts in Global Communication and Applied Translation.

Gabriele Eichmanns MaierIn a rapidly globalizing world, professionals capable of bridging the gaps and facilitating interactions among different cultures, languages, and fields are more important than ever. Our program provides students with the tools, both theoretical and practical, for careers helping organizations navigate this dynamic marketplace.

In this joint program of the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of English, our curriculum is grounded in language and translation pedagogy, applied linguistics, rhetoric, cultural and domain-specific studies, and use of translation technologies. Through this program, students can:

  • Focus on Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish.

  • Choose from a variety of specialized courses in health care, science, business, media, technology, and literature.

  • Gain hands-on experience in translation through workshops with faculty members, interactions with translation practitioners from various fields and institutions, and summer internships.

Beyond the program, our departments, Carnegie Mellon University, and the city of Pittsburgh offer diverse opportunities to deepen students’ knowledge of global cultures. Lecture series, study abroad opportunities, the annual Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, as well as numerous student clubs and activities build upon students’ classroom experiences and enhance their professional development.

Thank you once again for your interest in our program. We look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions, and welcoming you to Carnegie Mellon University.

Gabriele Eichmanns Maier
Associate Teaching Professor of German, Modern Languages