Human Language Technology Accelerated Master of Science Program (HLT AMP)

Human Language Technology is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, linguistics and psychology.   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 Accelerated HLT Master's Program 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.