12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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Human Language Technology - Accelerated Master's Program at University of Arizona is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, linguistics and psychology. 

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HLT is an emerging field of application for linguistic technology given the explosive growth of the (multilingual) internet, from search tools to large datasets in many specialized domains. 


The Human Language Technology - Accelerated Master's Program at University of Arizona targets advanced undergraduate students with background in programming and mathematical methods who wish to pursue a masters degree in HLT during and directly after their BA degree. Students are trained by faculty who bridge both sides of the formal linguistics and language engineering equation, and usually complete their MS in Human Language Technology one year after graduating with their BA degree. 

The goal of this program is to train students for HLT-related jobs in industry both in Arizona and nationwide, and more generally, to promote computational methods as skills that linguistics students will find increasingly useful in this computerized and modern world.

Programme Structure

  • Undergraduate majors eligible for the Accelerated Master of Science in Human Language Technology graduate program: Computer Science, Linguistics, Management Information Systems & Mathematics. Undergraduate minors eligible for the HLT AMP: all Linguistics minors, as well as undergraduates who have a thematic minor in Computational Linguistics.
  • Requirements that are in addition to, or more stringent than, the minimums*: Undergraduates majoring in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Mathematics are required to have taken 3 undergraduate courses in Linguistics (specifically 201, 300, and 315) by the time of application to the Accelerated Master of Science in Human Language Technology. 
  • The faculty coordinator and faculty committee that will administer the program:  Faculty coordinator: Mike Hammond; faculty committee: Mike Hammond, Andrew Carnie & Sandiway Fong.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

All students are expected to complete the undergraduate degree within four years. The undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the student is eligible to have the Master’s degree awarded.

Students applying to the Accelerated Master of Science in Human Language Technology follow the regular graduate application process with the following exceptions: 

  • in the statement of purpose, the student should indicate why they are interested in the accelerated program specifically, and
  • the student does not need to submit University of Arizona transcripts or take the GRE. 

In addition to the regular criteria, the admissions committee will evaluate whether the applicant has demonstrated the maturity necessary for success in an accelerated, highly competitive program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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