Advance your career in localization management


  • Continue to work full or part time, completing your graduate studies on a schedule that works best for you.
  • Develop business and technology skills that you can immediately apply to your work.
  • Learn online from expert faculty who are highly experienced practitioners, active in their respective fields.
  • Complete your master’s degree in just 32 credits by applying your existing professional experience.

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Online Translation and Localization Management

Our online Master of Arts (MA) in Translation and Localization Management (TLM) degree is the first of its kind in the United States.

This two-year, 32-credit, and part-time graduate program helps quickly advance your career in the $50 billion and growing language services industry. You’ll take hands-on courses in localization management and translation technology; develop cross-cultural understanding and communication; and build highly marketable skills.

You’ll learn from faculty who combine academic expertise with years of professional experience. They’re active in their respective fields, engaging with industry organizations, including Nimdzi, the American Translators Association (ATA), and many others.

Language, Business, and Technology

Localization is the process of adapting the content related to an idea, service, or product to the language and culture of a specific market or region.

Our online graduate degree is ideal if you want to continue working while you take the next step in a career at the intersection of language, culture, business, and technology. Our graduates work in a range of roles, including as localization program managers and language leads at tech firms like Netflix and Google, and as project managers at translation companies.

While pursuing your graduate studies online, you’ll still benefit from our Monterey campus’s annual career fair and proximity and connections to tech companies in Silicon Valley and around the world.

Why Study at the Middlebury Institute?

Advance Your Career

Your career and academic advising are coordinated, so your degree courses will align with your career goals.

Expand Your Network

Join our on-site master’s students for optional conferences, workshops, and our annual career fair.

Build Global Proficiency

Take content courses in intercultural competence and increase your ability to work with global teams.

Why the Middlebury Institute: Work with professors who are also professionals

“I chose the Middlebury Institute because I thought the Translation and Localization Management program was unique in many ways. It was very career focused and very practical. We got to understand from professionals in the industry how their day-to-day works, what are the things that they do in their companies. I think that was very valuable—the fact that our professors are actually professionals with experience in the industry.” – Martiño Prada (alumnus)