Application Requirements

Photo of several colleagues discussing content before a whiteboardStudents applying to the MSHCI program need to submit:

  • A completed graduate application.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae, which should include details about your education, employment and internship history.
  • Enrollment in the MSHCI program is open to students residing in the United States and other countries. Current national ASL/English certification, Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) certification, or state licensure is required. Applicants must email a copy of their credentials to the NTID Office of Admissions.
  • Official copy of transcript(s) of all previously completed undergraduate work and graduate course work. Acceptance to the program requires proof of completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who have had the opportunity to observe your interpreting work.
  • Personal statement describing your educational objectives. You may wish to address: (1) why you are applying for the program, (2) how your degree program will relate to your long-range career objectives, (3) what personal or “non-academic” qualities you will contribute to the learning environment in your program, (4) what prior experience you have with respect to your chosen program, and (5) specifically why you want to attend RIT.
  • An ASL interpretation sample: Submit a YouTube video of your ASL interpretation. Get more information and instructions here.
  • Deaf and hard-of-hearing applicants also must submit an audiogram.

Applicants accepted into the program are required to complete a self-paced online course in medical terminology called "Language of Medicine" prior to the beginning of the summer session that starts in June each year.

Applicants are encouraged to send all required application materials by February 1.

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