In August of 2020, we launched a fully online version of our MS in Human Language Technology (HLT). 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.
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.