Technical Communication, Master of Science (M.S.)

The degree prepares students to communicate technical information to diverse audiences. Students learn to compose and edit written, visual, and multimodal content that is clear, concise, and usable. The curriculum addresses the humanistic, rhetorical, and ethical foundations of the technical communication field.

Program Highlights

  • Graduates typically pursue work in industry, teaching opportunities, or doctoral studies.
  • Three-credit semester courses that meet in various modes, including synchronous and asynchronous online spaces, offered 100% online and able to be taken remotely
  • Coursework in documentation, visual literacy, technical editing, medical communication, user experience, and more
  • Most course readings and textbooks are free

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Students must have completed at least 18 semester credits in one or more of the following areas: literature, linguistics, speech, mass communications, technical communication, rhetoric and composition, user experience or a related area, or demonstrate equivalent professional experience. If you do not meet one of these requirements and are still interested in the program, please contact the technical communication program director about options for admission.
  • A one-page personal statement describing your background and interests in technical communication.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Abigail Bakke

Technical Communication Website