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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.

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.


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

Limited scholarships are available. The sooner you apply, the more likely you are to receive scholarship support.