The online HLT program at the University of Arizona is designed to accommodate working professionals seeking a career at the intersection of AI and language technology. Each course in the program is delivered over 7.5 weeks. As many are working full-time, our students typically take one course at a time in a back-to-back fashion.
Because the program is open to students around the world, the courses do not involve any live lectures. Instead, all content is delivered asynchronously in a staggered fashion with weekly deadlines to encourage continous progress. This means that you need not adjust your daily schedule to accommodate class times. Unlike our in-person program, courses in the fully online MS are offered in the fall, spring, and summer.
See the HLT Courses page for more information on course requirements and recommendations.
In addition to program coursework, students are expected to complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of internship. The internship requirement can be met any point during the program, though we typically suggest waiting until finishing the first 2-4 courses. The internship experience provides real-world training in preparation for a career. We're very flexible about the form the internship can take (project at a startup, academic institution, non-profit, intelligence agency, etc.).
For more information, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.