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MA in Language, Literature, and Translation (MALLT)




COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

MALLT is an interdisciplinary MA degree program focused on global languages, literatures and translation. With faculty from five different departments, MALLT offers a flexible program of study tailored to your professional goals.

Concentrations in two areas: 36 credits minimum

Students completing a double concentration take two core seminars (6 cr) and five courses in two areas of concentration (10 courses/30 cr). Both concentrations appear on your UWM transcript.

Examples of double concentrations:

  • Two languages (e.g., Spanish and French)
  • A language and Comparative Literature
  • A language and Linguistics
  • A language and Translation (e.g., German & German Translation)

MALLT Thesis Option

  • Not required for MALLT degree, but recommended for students intending to pursue a doctoral degree; does not replace Comprehensive Examinations.
  • Timing: Propose a thesis topic, in consultation with your Major Professor, after 9-15 credit hours of courses, but before your general Plan of Study is reviewed and finalized.
  • Credits: Maximum 6 credits. A 3-cr thesis replaces one course; a 6-cr thesis, 2 courses (one in your concentration, one “related”). Core Seminars cannot be replaced.
  • MA/MLIS degree program: Thesis credits are in addition to the 21 required MALLT credits.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,650.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 February 2023

Start date

23 January 2023


College of Letters and Science

2442 E Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the UWM Graduate School must have the following: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Centre on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrolment in the Graduate School. Students applying to approved integrated bachelor’s/master’s programs are exempt from this requirement, A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

GPA of 2.75 or higher

International applicants must also present a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 83; TOEFL CBT score of 220; or IELTS score of 6.5

Application Deadlines: February 15 for admission in the following fall term; October 15 for admission in the following spring term.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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  • A globally engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • Offers over 200 academic programs
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