Search Target

The Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

The nationally recognized Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP) was founded in 1971 to promote the study of translation at Binghamton University. The TRIP doctoral degree was the first PhD in Translation Studies in the U.S. TRIP offers the following degree programs: a PhD in translation studies, a graduate certificate in translation and an undergraduate minor in translation studies. It prepares students both for the professoriate and for scholarly research-including research-informed translation and offers individualized interdisciplinary tracks to accommodate a variety of backgrounds. Inclusive curriculum including, but not limited to, history and traditions of Translation Studies, comparative literature, cultural and postcolonial studies, national literatures and major figures, philosophy, and pedagogy. For more information click here.

TRIP Director of Graduate Studies: 
Professor Chenqing Song
Director, Translation Research and Instruction Program
Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies
LS G619
(607) 777-3880 (Ext: 7)

TRIP Staff Associate/Coordinator: 
Beth Polzin
Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902 


The Graduate School's website provides information to prospective students concerning admissions and the application process. The deadline for graduate applications is February 1. For general information on tuition and fees, see Student Accounts.

Last Updated: 7/11/18