The Master of Arts in Translation Advising (MA-TA) is a degree that provides individuals with knowledge and skills to contribute to the advancement of Bible translation as project facilitators. The MA-TA degree provides instruction in biblical languages and culture, and guides the student through the topics of translation, linguistics, and multicultural issues at both a theoretical and practical level. The program capstone project is a comprehensive exam where the student must demonstrate their ability to meet the program learning outcomes.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the MA with a major in Translation Advising, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an intermediate competency in Greek or Hebrew exegesis and hermeneutics.
- Apply exegetical and hermeneutical methods to a source language text in order to translate into a target language.
- Identify and apply appropriate interpersonal skills within a multicultural team context.
- Apply adult learning principles in informal contexts.
- Recommend solutions to translation problems consistent with translation theory and praxis.
The MA-TA consists of 36 graduate credit hours that focus on Biblical Languages, Translation, Biblical and Culture Studies, and Linguistics. Two (source) language tracks are offered, Koine Greek and Classical Hebrew. A passing score on a Comprehensive Exam is required to successfully complete the program.
Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to DIU. If previously enrolled at Dallas International in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status. For more information, contact MA-TA-Coordinator@diu.edu.