Online Master of Arts in Technical Communication

Department: Department of English
Specializations/Concentrations: Areas of Emphasis in Rhetoric, Composition, and Technology; Technical Communication; Rhetorics of Science and Healthcare; Technology, Culture, and Rhetoric; Visual Rhetoric, New Media, and User-Centered Design
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous instruction with classes meeting once a week for live lectures and discussions
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Most students complete the program in 2 to 3 years - students have up to 6 years to finish the program

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Two portfolios (mid-program and final) with reflective essay and learning artifacts
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Foundations of Technical Communication; Photography and Rhetoric; Publication Management; Writing for Publication; User Experience Architecture; Rhetorical Theory; Document Design; User-Centered Design; Technical Manuals; Online Publising; Technical Editing

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA required
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Work Experience: At least two years of experience in professional communication preferred, but not required
Start Dates: Fall admission only

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$11,196 + fees (in-state); ~$26,136 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $311 per credit hour (in-state); $726 per credit hour (out-of-state) (tuition equals College of Arts and Science Designated Tuition plus Board Authorized and State Tuition)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states