Online Master of Science in Scientific & Technical Communication

Department: Department of Writing Studies
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Programs uses asynchronous instruction - students interact with instructors and classmates through a Canvas learning management system
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 years
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Final capstone course with professional project
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication; Information Design: Theory and Practice; Editing and Style for Technical Communicators; Visual Rhetoric; Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication; Science, Medical, and Health Writing

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA to apply
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree; two applicant statements; three letters of recommendation; resume; two writing samples

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$42,660 + fees (resident); ~$66,030 + fees (non-resident) (Students who live in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin may be eligible for in-state tuition)
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,422.00 per credit hour (resident); $2,201.00 per credit hour (non-resident) (Students who apply to and complete the certificate program first may be able to save on tuition as the certificate program has a lower cost of $754 per credit hour (resident) and $1154 per credit hour (non-resident))

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states