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The online Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management is designed to focus on two key areas of training: localization technology and management.

Employers across this rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need, we have created an advanced-entry online degree.

You’ll learn the software applications that enable localization, gain the skills to manage complex projects with virtual teams, develop lifelong employability, and be exposed to the real-world experience of working in a translation agency for actual clients.

Learning Goals

In our online Translation and Localization Management degree, you’ll learn the following:

  • Project Management: Manage workflows, developing processes and procedures, prioritizing tasks, recruiting, hiring and managing resources, and implementing computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, crowdsourcing, and machine translation solutions.
  • Business Management: Gain proficiency in a variety of key business areas such as globalization, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, market economics, international business strategy, and data analysis.
  • Localization: Develop expertise in using software that enables the internationalization and localization of software, video games, websites, content management systems, print-based desktop publishing formats, and audio-visual formats such as subtitles and dubbing.

See the curriculum for more details.

Learning Paths for Non-Degree Students

Take courses as a non-degree student in our online MA in Translation and Localization Management. We group related courses in localization learning paths to guide you in building your expertise in a specific area of localization management. Explore our non-degree learning paths.

Prepare for Your Program

To help you prepare for the program, check out the TLM department website and pay particular attention to the getting started resources.


Our professional online master’s degree can boost your career. Our graduates are hired as localization project managers, program managers, global program directors, operations managers, directors of vendor services, and solutions architects at leading technology firms, including Apple, Netflix, Google, and eBay, and at language service providers, including TransPerfect, RWS Moravia, and Welocalize, among many other businesses.


We have designed this program to allow you to continue working as you earn your online master’s. The degree is part-time and fully asynchronous so you can engage each lesson on your own schedule. We also encourage you to contact your Human Resources department to take advantage of tuition benefits available to you from your employer or from your state. 

Scholarships and financial aid are available and the sooner you apply, the more likely you are to receive scholarship support. Your personal enrollment advisor can help you plan this important investment in your career.

The per credit rate for the online TLM degree is $1,450 for the 2021–22 academic year and $1,600 for the 2022–23 academic year. Most courses are two credits.