The MLTA curriculum is 60 credits. This is the minimum number of credits that need to be registered. In some cases, the student will be asked to register for up to 10 additional credits in leveling courses. It is possible to take up to 60 additional credits as complementary training. The master's program can be done on a full-time or part time-basis. Check Full-time vs. Part-time Study for details.

Specialization directs the student towards a specific subfield within linguistics (Formal Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Language Learning and Teaching, Lexicon).