Online Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management
Continue working as you quickly advance your career in the $50 billion language services industry with our flexible, advanced entry online master’s degree.
Our online Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management (TLM) is designed for working professionals. You will position yourself for rapid advancement in a thriving field at the intersection of language, culture, business, and technology. Our graduates work as localization program managers and language leads at tech firms like Netflix, Google, and Salesforce, and as project managers at leading translation companies.
2 years part time
Learning Path (nondegree)
Fall or Spring
Find out if Online TLM is right for you
Study On-Site and/or Online
Your courses are also available in person through our on-site MA in Translation and Localization Management. The faculty, curriculum, and per-credit cost are the same for both versions of the program so you will have the flexibility to study online or in person, or easily switch between the two experiences as your personal and professional needs allow.
Advance Your Career
Career and Academic Advising
Your career and academic advising are coordinated, ensuring you align your course work with your career goals. Your advisors will guide you from course registration to preparing for interviews and negotiating your employment offers.
Based on your academic background, professional experience, and career goals, we can help you determine if you should pursue the full master’s degree or a selection of courses to build your expertise in industry-specific areas. Take courses in areas like project management, internationalization engineering, media localization, and more. Explore localization learning paths.
Continue to work full or part time as you build highly marketable skills in demand by top employers, who seek out our graduates as their go-to hires for localization management talent.
Our online faculty are the same experts you would learn from in our Monterey-based, in-person program. They’re successful in their respective fields, engaging with industry organizations including the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), Nimdzi, LocWorld, the American Translators Association (ATA), TAUS, the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA), the International Federation of Translators (FIT), and Translators Without Borders (TWB).
Together with career advisors, our faculty will be your mentors, ensuring that you receive the academic and professional experience that will help you realize your career goals. Meet your faculty.
Many organizations offer tuition assistance for their employees’ professional development so contact your HR department to take advantage of employer tuition benefits.
As this is an online program, you will save on relocation costs and the part-time curriculum structure will allow you to keep working while you earn your degree. Limited scholarships are available. The sooner you apply, the more likely you are to receive scholarship support.
We take a holistic approach when considering your application, looking at your academic background, international exposure, professional experience, and career goals. We do not require GRE or GMAT scores for our master’s programs but competitive scores may strengthen your application and positively influence scholarship decisions. Learn how to apply.
Employers and students connected over language services industry internships and full-time positions at the Middlebury Institute’s annual Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management Career Fair.