Interpreter Training Program

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Anna Hayes signing National Anthem at Troy University’s Homecoming.

We would love to talk more with you about beginning your journey through Troy University's Interpreter Training Program.​

If you have an aptitude for languages and cultures, and you are fascinated with the meanings people are attempting to convey, the field of ASL/English Interpreting may be right for you! The Interpreter Training Program at Troy University is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program, available online and on campus, offering students an opportunity to pursue a career in interpreting between users of English and American Sign Language. If you are interested in learning more, visit our Prospective Student Page.

If you are interested in becoming a student in the Interpreter Training Program, you must first apply to Troy University! Visit the Troy University Admissions to apply.

If you need Financial Aid or have questions about it, visit the Office of Financial Aid's website.

The Troy University Interpreter Training Program faculty and staff are committed to supporting students throughout their studies. ITP courses can be taken on-campus at Troy, Alabama, online through TROY Online, or in a blended approach for those who live geographically close and wish to take some courses online and some on-campus. If you are a student who will participate in the online program exclusively, you will be assigned an TROY Online advisor. That person will be your first point of contact for all enrollments, transfer credits, etc. You will also have an on-campus, ITP Academic Advisor who will assist in creating a program plan and registering you for classes. Meet our Faculty Advisors.

ITP Admissions Requirements

(after taking ASL classes)

In order to officially enter the ITP and begin taking skills-based interpreting courses, students must have:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • SLPI (Sign Language Proficiency Interview) rating of at least an Intermediate Plus or national certification. The SLPI assessment is recommended after students have taken American Sign Language IV. More information on the SLPI can be found under #5 of the Interpreter Training Program Requirements.
Photo of Windell Smith and Elizabeth Beaird
Elizabeth Beaird interpreting during Windell “Wink” Smith, Jr.’s workshop at the Alabama Interpreter Metamorphosis (AIM) Conference held at Troy University.

ASL Minor Option

Troy University's ITP also offers an American Sign Language (ASL) Minor. A Minor in ASL can be a benefit for any major such as nursing, rehabilitation, psychology, education, and criminal justice. Students will become more marketable with ASL listed as a skill. The ASL Minor consists of six courses of foundation ASL and basic knowledge of the profession of interpreting.

Master Mentor Program

Beginning Fall 2013, the Interpreter Training Program will initiate the Master Mentor Program as a dual track for nationally certified, experienced interpreters. Upon graduation, students who pursue this track will receive a degree in Interpreter Training and a Master Mentor Certificate.

Interpreter Training Program
Troy Campus
Troy University
311 Hawkins Hall​
Troy, AL 36082

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ITP Graduates: Aley Konesky, Chaeney Lawrence, Brittany Bassett, Tammie Beaver, and LaTarra White