Graduate College | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity

The online Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity (MAISCE) from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN is deeply rooted in the University's social justice and equity teachings. Our students strengthen their skills and develop expertise needed for professional leadership roles. The master's in interpreting studies program provides new opportunities for specialization, and you’ll develop strategies for positive change while enhancing your understanding of communication equity issues.

Program Details

  • Format: Online classes
  • Credits: 30
  • Completion time: 2 years

what can I do with a degree in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity?

Our MAISCE students develop skills that will guide them in their roles as leaders for effective, ethical, and enduring change within the interpreting profession. With a deeper understanding of the linguistic, social, and political context in which interpreting unfolds, you will be able to move the conversation forward, supporting positive outcomes within the public at large.

A variety of professional pathways are available, including:

  • teaching
  • mentoring
  • political advocacy
  • organizational leadership
  • business ventures
  • mediation
  • program design

how will I study?

St. Catherine’s 30-credit Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity master's degree can be completed in two years; extended plans of study are also available. After a 4-day residency on our St. Paul campus to start the program, students complete the remaining courses in an online format.

As a MAISCE student, you will cultivate your own quest for communication equity for your constituents. You'll gain theoretical knowledge about the linguistic, political and organizational factors that shape communication in society, and you'll be challenged to apply this knowledge and advance communication equity in your own work and research.

Three primary learning domains will be integrated across your coursework:

  • Linguistic and cultural competence
  • Ethical, social, and political leadership
  • Critical inquiry and creative action

To complete the graduate degree, you will apply your knowledge on communication equity in the design and implementation of an original thesis or action research project — a hands-on, real-world scholarly project with direct applications to your professional work.

why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.

The MAISCE program is offered within the Graduate College through the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate for the 30-credit MAISCE degree is $684 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs include fees for student services and technology, books, etc.

Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans. Another potential source of funding is tuition benefits from current employers. In addition, St. Catherine's MAISCE students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.

Social Justice at St. Kate's

Social Justice at St. Kate's

A program alumna on our commitment to equity. Our student research projects also reflect our program's commitment to social justice.

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MAISCE Degree Requirements

MAISCE Degree Requirements

The MAISCE degree includes courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.

How to Apply

How to Apply

The MAISCE program has specific prerequisite and admission requirements. Learn more and get started.



Our MAISCE faculty are nationally recognized researchers, global leaders and skilled teachers.