To begin a career in literary translation, you might consider pursuing a degree in translation or language from an accredited university. ALTA has compiled a list of U.S. universities that offer courses, workshops, and/or academic degrees in translation and languages.
The academic degrees are in a searchable PDF. You can search by the name of the university, the language you are interested in learning (Spanish or Hispanic, Slavic, Yiddish, Russian, etc.) or by the degree (Translation, Jewish Studies, European Studies, etc.). We hope you find them useful in your search for a degree to pursue.
If you know of a translation or language program that is not on our list, please email the name of the program, the university, and the corresponding web address to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we may add it to our list. Thank you.