Master of Science in Technical Communication

Become a highly trained technical communicator with a master's degree in Technical Communication.  This graduate program provides a comprehensive curriculum that enhances written, oral and visual communication skills.

As a technical communicator, you have the ability to bridge the gap between technical experts and the users of technology. There is a wide varity of jobs available in this field,  including content developers, technical editors and writers, usability specialists and web designers. 

This is a non-thesis graduate degree program, requiring 30 credit hours of coursework. 

Required courses:

  • TCH COM 4520 Help Authoring 
  • TCH COM 5510 Technical Editing
  • TCH COM 5530 Usability Studies 
  • TCH COM 5550 Advanced Proposal Writing
  • TCH COM 5560 Web-Based Communication
  • TCH COM 5610 History of Technical Communication
  • TCH COM 5620 Research Methods in Technical Communication 
  • TCH COM 6440 Advanced Theories of Visual Technical Communication
  • TCH COM 6450 Advanced International Technical Communication
  • TCH COM 6600 Foundations of Technical Communication 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field such as science, engineering, humanities, communication, journalism, or information technology.
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0
  • No minimum GRE score required for admission; however, the applicant must have a GRE score, The applicant's GRE score and GPA will be factored into the admission decision.
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 79,  or IELTS ≥ 6.5, or satisfactory completion of an approved English language Institute program.

Graduate Certificates

Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Graduate certificates- Pathway to your Degree               

Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree*

Technical Communication Graduate Certificate offered.

*restrictions apply

Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Click here for details and check with academic department for program specific details and requirements.

Start earning college credit toward a graduate degree. The GRE is not required to enter a certificate program, and credit earned may be applied toward your master’s degree.*

Graduate Certificate Program

*restrictions may apply

Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply. Check with the academic department for program specific details and requirements. Learn more about the certificate to master's program.

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English & Technical Communication

Dr. Ed Malone
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Missouri University of
Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0560
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email: malonee@mst.edu
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