Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication, Master of Science in Technical Communication
Because of the rapid changes in technology, particularly in relation to information systems, there is an immediate and growing need for highly trained professional communicators to design information. Employers are looking for communicators with sophisticated skills in written, spoken, and visual communication. Faculty involved in a variety of technical communication research projects teach in this program.
Curriculum: The following 10 courses (totaling 30 credit hours) are required.
TCH COM 5620: Research Methods in Technical Communication
TCH COM 4520: Help Authoring
TCH COM 5510: Technical Editing
TCH COM 5530: Usability Studies
TCH COM 5610: History of Technical Communication
TCH COM 6600: Foundations of Technical Communication
TCH COM 5560: Web-Based Communication
TCH COM 5450: International Technical Communication
TCH COM 6440: Advanced Theories of Visual Technical Communication
TCH COM 5550: Advanced Proposal Writing
Other courses may be substituted for the above courses with departmental approval.
A student completing this online master’s degree must also take a comprehensive exam during his/her final semester.
Since 1913, Missouri University of Science and Technology has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
The department requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), and 79 (IBT). An IELTS score of at least 650 may be accepted in place of TOEFL scores. A student who has not taken the TOEFL or IELTS may be admitted provisionally and required to take the TOEFL before the end of his/her first semester.