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Online MA in Localization Project Management

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20 months

30 total credit

$850 per credit

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Learn to Lead Localization and Translation Projects

Study the intersection of business, language, and technology in the Middlebury Institute of International Studies online MA in Localization Project Management program. The only U.S. graduate program of its kind, our master’s degree prepares you to manage translation and localization projects to adapt products. Localization is translation plus adaptation, and that adaptation can be cultural, technical, or regulatory. Localization professionals work in a variety of industries, preparing products for international markets. Graduate in less than two years.

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Coursework Blending Technology, Business, and Language

30 credit hours

10 courses

Taught by committed faculty, our courses include translation technology, media and audiovisual localization, quality management, and other vital aspects of business and technology. You’ll learn in interactive online classes and graduate prepared to manage translation and localization projects.

Course Highlights

  • Translation Technology: Gain hands-on experience customizing AI to help human translators and managing translation with workflow automation systems
  • Quality Management: Focus on standards, processes, tools, and models used to manage quality in the localization industry
  • Marketing and Support for Localization: Learn international marketing fundamentals, along with how to localize marketing assets
Curriculum Details

Admissions Requirements: Get Started Today

Application Deadline 08/15/24

Start Date 09/03/24

We’re excited you’re taking the next step to make a difference in the world! We look forward to welcoming you to our 100 percent online MA in Localization Project Management program. There’s no GMAT or GRE required. To be considered for admission, you will need to complete an application, which includes the following:

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Application Fee$65
TranscriptsBachelor’s degree transcript
Additional Requirements
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Knowledge of a second language preferred
  • Letter of recommendation

Some international students must submit additional requirements to join our online program. Nonnative English speakers will need:

Test Scores
  • TOEFL: 105
  • IELTS: 7.5
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Invest in Your Master’s Degree

Calculate your cost for attending the Middlebury Institute Use our tuition calculator to help you estimate your total tuition costs.  

Your education is an important investment in your future, and who you learn from matters. Many employers help cover the costs of your professional development, so we encourage you to contact your human resources department to take advantage of any tuition benefits available to you. Our Student Financial Services team is ready to help you determine your eligibility for education loans.

Cost per Credit Hour$850
Total Number of Credit Hours30
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees*$25,500

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Manage Localization and Translation Projects Confidently

Prepare to positively impact localization and translation projects through a deep understanding of the field’s tools, challenges, and opportunities. Websites, apps, videos, games, and many other products require not only translation but also localization to reach international markets. Our graduates work in many industries, including technology and software, creative services, government, tourism and hospitality, and more.

Career Outlook

Jobs for Localization Project Management Grads

Localization Project Manager $71,522 per year1

Translation Project Manager $116,031 per year2

“I can’t think of an experience at Middlebury Institute of International Studies that didn’t help get me to my role. I gained the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in my role. The specialized knowledge and hands-on experience that students gain at the Institute are invaluable, and I believe that this degree of attention is rare in the localization field. Your degree is really worth something. Trust it!”
– Amelia Evrigenis, 2020

Program Outcomes

Our program will prepare you to work collaboratively with teams around the world so you can foster mutual understanding and lead projects effectively. Graduate in less than two years with the skills needed to lead projects in translation and localization.

What You’ll Learn

Expert Faculty

All faculty have diverse experience in their fields, bringing a wide range of perspectives to the table. Many of our instructors remain active in their field.

  • Collaborate with faculty who bring years of industry experience to the classroom and mentor you throughout your education
  • Connect with influential alumni and industry experts
  • Benefit from high levels of engagement with your faculty
Adam Wooten

Adam Wooten, Program Director: MA in Localization Project Management

Faculty Spotlight: Adam Wooten

Adam Wooten is an associate professor in the translation and localization management program and previously taught similar courses at Brigham Young University (BYU), where the localization minor he designed became BYU’s fastest-growing minor.

With more than 15 years of experience in the language industry, he is an active localization tech/AI consultant and the former CEO and co-founder of the localization company AccuLing, a partnership with the developers of Fluency translation technology. He has experience working in many roles in the language services industry including project manager, marketing executive, translator, and court interpreter.

A frequent writer and speaker on global business topics, Wooten has written the Word on the Street column for the localization industry’s leading publication, MultiLingual magazine. He previously wrote a column for the Deseret News, in which he used humor to teach lessons on international business, language, and technology. He is co-founder of Silicon Slopes Localization, an IMUG-style industry networking group in Utah, and speaks at many localization industry events including those organized by LocWorld, TAUS, ATA, GALA, AMTA, ALC, and IMUG.

Online Learning at Middlebury Institute

Our online programs provide the same top-level expertise and instruction that the Middlebury Institute is known for with the added flexibility for you to continue working while you earn your degree.

Our programs are:

  • Asynchronous, meaning you don’t have to attend live class meetings and can complete weekly coursework on your schedule
  • Available in part-time formats, so you can continue to work while you earn your degree
  • Not time-zone dependent, allowing you to work worldwide
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Frequently Asked Questions

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No. You may take courses in the order you choose as long as the prerequisites are met.

The 100 percent online master’s degree is designed for working professionals with busy lives, so if something interrupts your course of study, you don’t have to worry about losing the credits you’ve completed. If needed, you can take up to five years to complete the degree.

You’ll complete 30 credits to earn your master’s degree. You can review courses now.

Tuition is $850 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 30 credits for a total tuition of $25,500. Tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year. You can review updated information here.

Graduates work in a variety of industries, including life sciences, education, tourism, media, entertainment, automotive, and government. Some titles they hold are localization project manager, localization producer, translation account manager, and translation quality manager. Learn more on our careers page.

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. Localization Project Manager Salary. Retrieved February 13, 2024, from
  2. Translation Project Manager Salary. Retrieved February 13, 2024, from

*This figure does not include additional fees and expenses such as textbooks, technology fees, supplies, etc.