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Online MA in Localization Project Management Careers

Gain the Skills You Need to Succeed in the Localization Industry

Global focus

One-of-a-kind degree

Prepare to effectively manage localization and translation projects through a deep understanding of the field’s tools, challenges, and opportunities. The only U.S. graduate program of its kind, our master’s degree prepares you to manage translation and localization projects to adapt products to other languages and cultures. You’ll graduate ready to enter the fast-growing and exciting localization industry.

  • Connect with expert faculty
  • Learn in a part-time, online environment
  • Lead in the language services industry

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Explore Localization and Translation Roles

Translation Project Manager $80,000 per year1

Job Localization Quality Manager $137,000 per year2

Language Manager $91,000 per year3

Localization Project Manager $97,000 per year4

Localization Producer $109,000 per year5

Accelerate Your Career with a One-of-a-Kind Degree

Our unique master’s degree prepares you to work in a variety of industries, including life sciences, education, tourism, media, entertainment, automotive, and government. We help you work collaboratively with teams around the world so you can foster mutual understanding and lead projects effectively.

“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 and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

Curriculum Details

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Adaptation
  • Workflow management
  • Localization technology
  • Business management
  • Intercultural communication

Career Services

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is committed to helping our students and alumni succeed both in their degree programs and professionally. We offer lifelong support through the Center for Advising and Career Services. By combining career and academic advising, we help you ensure your studies align with your professional goals. Explore some of our available services below.

Career Management Platform

We use Handshake to house career resources, an employer directory, and listings for job opportunities.

Alumni Network

We have a large network of alumni–more than 22,000 worldwide–who are passionate about connecting graduates with resources and opportunities in California, Washington, D.C., and beyond.


Our career and academic advisors offer personalized support to help you choose the right courses, prepare for job interviews, and more.


The Center for Advising and Career Services hosts workshops, information sessions, career fairs, and other events designed to connect you with future employers.


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  2. Glassdoor. “How Much Does a Localization Quality Manager Make?” Retrieved March 22, 2024, from
  3. Glassdoor. “How Much Does a Language Manager Make?” Retrieved March 22, 2024, from
  4. Glassdoor. “How Much Does a Localization Producer Make?” Retrieved March 22, 2024, from
  5. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Careers in Localization. Retrieved from