Translation and Localization Management

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

24 months
41594 USD/year
41594 USD/year
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Gain your competitive edge in the $50 billion language services industry—launch your career through the first and only Translation and Localization Management master’s program in the U.S. We offer a master degree in Translation and Localization Management at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. 


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 Translation and Localization Management (TLM) degree at Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a career-focused master’s that’s ideal if you’re interested in working at the intersection of language, culture, business, and technology. You’ll take hands-on courses in language, management, and technology; develop cross-cultural understanding and communication; and build highly marketable skills—in fact, many top employers seek out our graduates as their go-to hires for localization management talent.

What You’ll Learn

Our tech-focused curriculum will prepare you to quickly advance in the fast-growing localization industry. You’ll learn to use the latest translation and localization software, benefit from industry-focused electives, and gain experience through a professional practicum.

  • Learn to manage translation and localization projects to keep projects on track for worldwide launches.
  • Strengthen your technology skills, including core web abilities and multiple computer programming languages.
  • Use the skills you gain through courses in finance, marketing, and management to expand an organization’s market share.

Programme Structure

  • You’ll spend your second year of the program gaining real-world experience through a localization practicum, during which you’ll either work on a translation or research project or join the student-operated Globe Multilingual Services. 
  • Globe is a translation agency where you work with classmates, choose clients to work with, and explore the complexities of working together on large-scale, multilingual projects.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Essay
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Personal scholarship statements
  • $65 application fee
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation (two preferred)
  • Interview in person or via Skype (if needed)
  • GRE or GMAT scores (not required
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (required only for nonnative English speakers)
  • Second language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41594 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    41594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41594 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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