MS in Technical Communication Degree Requirements
The Master of Science degree in Technical Communication requires completion of a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate credit. Upon admission to the program, students must complete the degree within six years. Although the program is centered in the Department of English, the curriculum is interdepartmental, drawing on the diverse resources of the University. Thus, 15 of the core credits are taken in the Department of English, and the remaining 18 credits can be taken in English and in other disciplines, depending in part on the interests and background of each student. The program does not require a traditional academic thesis. Instead, students complete a comprehensive project as part of the capstone course, English 675.
Students must take courses that fulfill requirements in the following three areas:
- Required Core Courses (15 credits)
- Applications Courses (9 or 12 credits)
- Theories and Methods Courses (6 or 9 credits)
and complete a semester equivalent of Professional Work Experience.
Students will want to review the MS graduation timeline as they progress through the program.