Online Master of Science in Technical Communication

Department: Department of English and Technical Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits (Note: students may need to come to campus on a rare occasion if needed and an alternative cannot be found)
Instruction Methods: Program uses both synchronous and asynchronous instruction depending on the course and instructor
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Students typically complete the program in 3-4 years (taking 1-2 classes per semester) - students have up to 6 years to finish the program

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Comprehensive exam
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Research Methods in Technical Communication; Technical Editing; Usability Studies; Foundations of Technical Communication; Web-Based Communication; Advanced Theories of Visual Technical Communication

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate degree) - students may apply for probational admission with a GPA greater than 2.75
Testing Requirements: GRE required - no minimum score required to apply
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$36,000 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,200 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states