Students must speak English as an A or a B language, and they must have at least one of the MCI's other languages in their combination: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian. On occasion, we have also been able to accommodate students with German and Turkish. Most students in the program have an AB combination. Others have an ABC or ACC combination.
Two Years, Two Credentials
Year One is taught entirely online and devotes equal time to health care, legal and conference interpreting. After you’ve successfully completed these courses, you are eligible to apply for the Graduate Diploma in General Interpreting (GDGI).
If you choose to continue to continue one in the program, you’ll need to pass the Transition Exam. In Year Two, you will focus exclusively on conference interpreting. Once you finish your course work and the Exit Exam, you will earn the Master of Conference Interpreting (MCI).
Both credentials will provide you with hands-on training for a highly evolving job market. The GDGI will have you ready to work in courtrooms, lawyers' offices, administrative tribunals, hospitals, healthcare clinics, and more. In so doing, you'll be helping to safeguard people's liberties, and perhaps their very lives.
The MCI can take you from the corridors of power in Ottawa to important world cities beyond Canada’s borders. You’ll find lucrative options to start your own business and to use technology to reach around the globe. You'll have a front-row seat to witness history in the making.
All the courses in our program are worth three credits, and they include 36 hours of contact time. Online classes are taught in real-time, using Zoom or other Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) platforms. We also use eClass as a Learning Management System. It's where you will find course outlines, speech material, assignments, and readings.
For detailed information on program fees please consult the official website of the faculty of graduate studies here:
*Please note the numbers given on the website represent the fees for one term. There are 3 terms in an academic year.